Latest blog entries

A rare glimpse into the private life of a poorly-known frog

The breeding behaviour of a fat, narrow-mouthed frog is captured for the first time.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Ronald Altig, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2014

Mysteries of the deep

A new study reviews what we know and what we don’t about some fascinating creatures of the deep.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2014

Which way home from the big blue?

It's a big blue ocean if you are only 10 mm long. New research shows how tiny larval reef fishes find their way around the ocean.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2014

What does Lifelong Learning mean?

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the look on a child's face that has just discovered something new.

By: Ms Fara Pelarek, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Jun 2014

Egyptian Past: Who Guarded the Intestines?

The evolution of guarding body parts.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2014

Sorry JPEG, sometimes you're a pixellated mess

Don't knock nostalgia when you're knee-deep in a 35 mm slide collection.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2014

DigiVol:Malacology CRG 008 digitised and almost dusted

 DigiVol digitisers support the work undetaken by Malacology Collection staff and research scientists.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2014

Croc Swap

Recently we swapped two young Freshwater Crocodiles, Crocodylus johnstoni, for two new hatchling crocodiles in Surviving Australia.

By: Lachlan Manning, Category: At The Museum, Date: 24 Jun 2014

Keeping and Breeding Egyptian Beetles, Blaps polychresta

For the past few years the Australian Museum has bred this amazing beetle. This has required trying new ideas and a few little changes.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 Jun 2014

Diamonds make valuable discovery

A golden object spotted in the water proved to be an interesting find.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jun 2014