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Deepsea trench research trip

Australian Museum Senior Fellow, Dr John Paxton will soon be taking part in an expedition to explore the depths of the Peru-Chile Trench.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2010

White Sharks aren't mindless killers

The idea of a White Shark swimming around you may not please everyone but this video shows that contrary to popular opinion they are not 'out to get us'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2010

Pacific Cultures Consultation June 2009: Emerging themes

As part of the front-end planning for a Pacific Cultures exhibition, four separate consultations with Pacific Island communities were conducted in June 2009 to inform the development of the concept brief. These were comprised of two workshops with secondary school students; one with primary school students and their parents; and a fourth with adults. This post summarises the main themes/ideas that emerged.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Aug 2010

Fangtooth feeding

This incredible footage from the BBC shows amongst other things a feeding Fangtooth, Anoplogaster cornuta.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Aug 2010

Food waste

The statistics on how much food NSW households throw away and waste is shocking.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 08 Aug 2010

Sandtiger Shark Ultrasound

This clip from the BBC shows a Sandtiger Shark being given an ultrasound.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Aug 2010

This week in Fish: Spitting archerfish and 14 movies

This week we show how an archerfish spits.  You can watch 14 new movies (thanks Kieren and Krystof) or view many new images, a selection of which are listed below (thanks Colin, Dave, Duncan and Vanessa).

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Aug 2010

Front-end evaluation: Pacific Consultations

As part of the front-end planning for a Pacific Cultures exhibition, four separate consultations with Pacific Island communities were conducted in June 2009 to inform the development of the concept brief. These were comprised of two workshops with secondary school students; one with primary school students and their parents; and a fourth with adults. Here's some of what they said.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 06 Aug 2010

What’s in a Name? Evaluation of exhibition titles

Tips on how to evaluate potential titles/names for exhibitions. Elements of this article first appeared in 'Visitor Behaviour', Fall/Winter, 1997, Numbers 3-4, Page 32

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Aug 2010

Archerfishes - sharpshooters of the mangroves

Archerfishes are well known for their ability to shoot a jet of water at insects in overhanging branches.  So how do they do it?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Aug 2010