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This week in Fish: Whale Shark sighting

During the week we reported on a Whale Shark sighting in Botany Bay.  Teagan Marzullo visited to examine the spines of rays in the collection and a small 'Querying the site' image gallery was added.  Of course there were also plenty of new images added.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Apr 2011

My impressions from TCC11

I attended the Transformations in Cultural Communictaion Conference the other week. The aim of this year's conference was to “... draw together leading researchers and professionals to explore the tangible ways in which social media can engage culturally diverse audiences”. Here's some of what I gleaned...

By: Rubén Reyes, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Apr 2011

Pacific land alienation

Land alienation is a problem not just in Papua New Guinea but across Melanesia, and it has the potential to have a catastrophic affect on Melanesian society, according to one of the region's most experienced anthropologists, Museum Research Associate Kirk Huffman.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Apr 2011

Agile development for museums

We’ve been thinking lots about agile / rapid development models as we begin to delve into the wonderful world of apps. But, what is it and what does it mean for museums? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Apr 2011

Rare books come up for air

When we talk about ‘objects’ we don’t just mean dinosaur skeletons, taxidermied animals or gemstones...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Apr 2011

Jurassic Lounge tweets

At the final Jurassic Lounge for the season last night there were an amazing array of tweets. Here's some of them.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Apr 2011

Whale Shark in Botany Bay - April 2011

A friend just called me to say that she had heard that a Whale Shark was swimming in Botany Bay.  "No way" was my initial reaction. Apparently members of the Abyss Scuba Diving encountered the fish this morning and have posted images on their Facebook account.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Apr 2011

Short notes from Transformations Conference

Here are my quick notes from this conference held in Melbourne on 14-15 April.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Apr 2011

This week in Fish: Lots of sharks and Fin Forensics

It has been a 'sharky week' with the addition of images showing a shark bite on a horse (really!), a Prickly Dogfish, and wounds inflicted on larger fishes by Cookiecutter Sharks.  Rebecca Johnson from our Genetics Unit deserves another cheer for her TV appearance on Catalyst.  Thank you as always to all contributors and to the increasing number of people who are adding comments.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2011

Old Spirit House

Behind the doors of the old Spirit House.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Apr 2011