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Category: Science

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 Tuesday 18 March 2014, five 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

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

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

How to find a blushing jewel, or appointing the Director in 1921

Director Charles Anderson (1921-1940) reflects on the selection processes for Director in 1921.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

Life at Lizard: fishy slip, slop, slap

Exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation is not only a problem for terrestrial organisms; it also affects marine plants and animals.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014