Latest blog entries

Food Culture: Killing in Murderers Bay

The brilliant career of the South American sweet potato in Oceania.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2014

Diving for Worms

On St Patrick's Day, 5 Australian Museum divers took the plunge at Inscription Point in Botany Bay.

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

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project Wins Crime and Violence Prevention Merit Award

It’s not every day that the Australian Museum is recognized as an institution working towards crime prevention in NSW.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2014

Wormy gonads

A receational angler was surprised to find worms in the ovaries of a Dusky Flathead.  Fisheries Officer Martin Angle contacted me.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2014

Brush-tailed rock-wallabies hop in from the cold

Innovative fine-scale climate maps help explain the distribution of an endangered species.

By: Dr Mick Ashcroft, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2014

When The Clash shrugs the Museum shrugs too

The British punk band wipes the floor at the Australian Museum.

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Mar 2014

Mystery bone identified

Our story begins with the finding of a strange bone on a bank of the Tweed River. A photo was sent to the Museum for identification...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 14 Mar 2014

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