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Life at Lizard: how to avoid being found and eaten

Why are reef fish so bright and beautiful? Why do they have such bold and seemingly conspicuous colour patterns?

By: Genevieve Phillips, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 13 Mar 2014

International Women's Day, March 8

Celebrating women's role and achievements in science and museums -- with a special warning for women 'approaching their fiftieth year'.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Mar 2014

Juvenile fish behaviour caught on camera

Purple-spotted Bigeyes recorded for the first time swimming in schools before settling on the reef.

By: Julia Santana Garcon, Category: Science, Date: 07 Mar 2014

How to find a blushing jewel, or appointing the Director in 1921

Director Charles Anderson (1921-1940) reflects on the selection processes for Director in 1921.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

Life at Lizard: fishy slip, slop, slap

Exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation is not only a problem for terrestrial organisms; it also affects marine plants and animals.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

Genetic footprint of past climate change informs future conservation

Unravelling the past, present and future of brush-tailed rock-wallabies.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

Life at Lizard: Waging war on the Crown-of-Thorns starfish

How is our Lizard Island Research Station attempting to keep these coral-eating animals under control?

By: Genevieve Phillips, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

Life at Lizard: Goby garages

“Goby garages” are the curious invention of scientist Jodie Rummer.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

The art of apps: Archives wants you to hold our 150-year-old paintings

‘The Art of Science: butterfly and moth paintings by the Scott sisters’ is a free mobile phone app available from the App Store now.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2014

Deep-sea surprise

New species of rare deep-sea lobsters discovered.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2014