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The Harry Burrell collection digitisation project

Intern Willy Kwong describes some highlights of his project to rehouse, scan and register the wonderfully varied Harry Burrell Collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: First Black Marlin

This week we feature an historic image of the first marlin caught on hook and line.  We show staff moving polydrums and more.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Nov 2010

What is the Search & Discover blog?

This blog provides insights about what’s happening in Search & Discover - the Australian Museum's information and resource centre.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Nov 2010

Sustainable seafood

Most people would know that we are overfishing our oceans and how this is having a huge affect on the oceans and the wildlife that live there. When you buy your seafood do you have the knowledge to make informed choices?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2010

Plastic state of mind

Music is a great way to get a message across to a large audience, especially to young people.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2010

Sticky Situation

On a street post in Darlinghurst a young female Titan Stick Insect, measuring 21cm in total, was found and taken to the Australian Museum. The insect must have become separated from its gumtree, unable to fly it wandered to the nearest structure and climbed to the top. This is a tail I have heard more than a few times this Spring.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2010

Wollemi pine on display

Discovered as recently as 1994, the  Wollemi Pine has been referred to as the 'botanical find of the 20th Century' and 'the equivalent of finding a small living dinosaur on Earth'. A small live Wollemi Pine is now on display My Photo Studio, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Cod and Galaxias

This week, we feature images of a cod swimming more than 1 km below the surface.  From one extreme to the other, we have added images of juvenile Common Galaxias schooling in a shallow pool.  Other additions include common fishes from coastal waters of south-eastern Australia. Thank you as always to all our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Nov 2010

Another post from our intern

Intern Willy Kwong talks about why the Australian Museum needs and values the work of the Archives and Records section.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2010

Mount Merapi: it’s Australia’s ‘fault’

Not all exhibitions at the Museum take months or years of planning. Sometimes we have a day!

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Nov 2010