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Category: Science

Collections on the Move

We have a lot of big stuff at the Museum - finding a home for it has its problems.

By: Colin Macgregor, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2013

This week in Fish: Red Rag to a Fish

Another huge week, but not for the website.  We were too busy moving sharks and rays to a new area ... but more on that in an upcoming blog.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2013

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: 'Bring da family to Uni'

At an important pathways to higher education event, we presented objects from our Pacific Collection and talked with future students.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2013

Hot bodies protect frogs from disease

By following individual frogs in the rainforest, we reveal that hot frogs are less likely to be infected with a potentially deadly fungus.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Nobu Shirase

A Samurai of Antarctic Exploration.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2013

Disturbing the peace

Marine biologist Vanessa Messmer finds that the iconic coral trout may be reaching the limits of its tolerance to the warming oceans.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2013

Ouch! An isopod grabbed my tongue

Biting your tongue takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to these parasites, says marine biologist Melissa Beata Martin.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2013

This week in Fish: Weird fish award

And the weird fish of the week award goes to ... the Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Mar 2013

This week in Fish: Rare seahorse retrieved

What a week!  A rare seahorse was retrieved from fish guts and gudgeons were seen scaling a slippery slope.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Mar 2013

Our Global Neighbours: The Crocodile Mask E17339

Historical context.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 01 Mar 2013