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Trawling Antarctica for answers

An 8-week trip to Antarctica has returned excellent collections of bottom-dwelling invertebrate communities and valuable insights for sustainable fishing and conservation management of this vulnerable ecosystem, writes Museum Technical Officer Roger Springthorpe.

By: Roger Springthorpe, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Welcome to Fish Bits

The 'Fish Bits' blog is updated weekly.  It will post information about current happenings in the Fish Section - who's visiting and accounts of any special events.  It will also list all the new species factsheets, weird and wonderful specimens and hopefully, news from the field.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Barramundi mystery solved

Update: July 2014! - See movie, below. The case of the mysterious appearance of Barramundi in Sydney Harbour has been solved.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Welcome to BugWise Backchat

Welcome to Bugwise Backchat where you can be part of the science that happens at the Australian Museum. Help us be Bugwise by telling us what you’ve found, asking us questions about the world of invertebrates and sharing your stories from investigations using Bugwise tools.

By: Dr Sophie Lieberman, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 Mar 2010

Youth Accord on Biodiversity

Sign the Youth Accord to have your voice heard and help, protect and sustain biodiversity now and for the future.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 07 Mar 2010

What's in the Box - Freshwater

After a year of planning and development the new Freshwater Box is finished and is heading out to NSW schools. The Freshwater box was developed in partnership Sydney Water and is the second box in a new style that includes scientific equipment to assist student in monitoring their local environment.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 Mar 2010

School Veggie Garden

How to support the less fortunate in our communities by growing fresh veggies for them.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 23 Feb 2010

ANZ Public Sector Summit 2010

Attending this two-day conference with a bunch of government folks to discuss all tings open government, Web 2.0 and innovation. It is being co-hosted by CISCO and the Centre for Social Impact. Here’s my notes from today’s session.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Feb 2010

Plastiki – A solution to waste

One man’s environmental dream becomes a reality and he is educating the planet to consider waste as a resource. The Plastiki is history in the making!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 18 Feb 2010

What's in the Box - 45 years on

Museum in a Box® was developed 45 years ago and is the corner stone of the Australian Museum outreach program.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 17 Feb 2010