Blog

Category: Science

A new mammal species for Australia, already extinct?

It’s only just been recognised, but has Australia already lost its newest mammal species?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 02 Dec 2013

A Week of Fish: 'Gear Stick' scales

Is it just me, or do these scales look like a field of gear sticks?  Here is a rundown of the fish happenings for the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Sharing the harbour

What makes Sydney’s harbour the most biodiverse in the world? Plunge beneath its murky waters with Museum scientists to find out.

By: Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Ghost Net Art: The Story of Dauma and Garom

The day had started normally enough, sitting around the artists’ table at the Erub Erwer Meta art centre on Darnley Island...

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2013

Ghost Net Art: Stopping the Slaughter

Imagine a mindless killing machine half the size of Botany Bay. It's not science fiction but reality for some places in the Torres Strait.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2013

A Tricky Question About Cicadas

Our collection managers can’t know everything, but part of their job is knowing who to ask when they don’t have the answer.

By: Dr David Britton, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013

Finding Land Fish in French Polynesia: Black sands, stormy seas and raining fish!

After a successful week of sampling blennies on Moorea, we gathered our gear and boarded the ferry bound for the island of Tahiti.

By: Georgina Cooke, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013

Solar-powered Ibis

Satellite transmitters will reveal the inner-city eateries and vacation escapes of Ibis birds.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013

Ancient ceremonial stone tool rescued from bulldozer in Papua New Guinea

A beautiful and expertly-flaked stone tool rescued from a house site opens up a world of meaning for a distant, poorly-known period.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013

A Week of Fish: That's a Moray

Another week of fishes.  How can I find a common thread to tie this lot together?  I'm happy to take suggestions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2013