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Category: Science

This Week in Fish: Drowning in Sharks

The week felt very "sharky".  We saw Spinner Sharks, Smalltooth Cookiecutter Sharks and Sam Edmonds the shark photographer.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Apr 2013

Boat People: Wouraddy and maritime Tasmanians

Native ‘sailors’ in the Southern Ocean

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 12 Apr 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Opium Anyone?

Culture and politics of opium smoking – Chinese style

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Apr 2013

Marine vandal has a gutful!

Emails from a research vessel in the middle of the Pacific tell of a small shark whose 'taste' for fresh sashimi led to its capture.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Apr 2013

This week in Fish: Bold Movies

It's a mixed bag of fishes this week; from a small tropical pipefish to a fiddler ray from cooler southern waters.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Apr 2013

Tanks for the Memories: A New Home for our Fish Collection

Sharks, crocs and even a baby rhino... thousands of our large 'wet specimens' were moved into new homes recently.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 02 Apr 2013

This week in Fish: Monster Fish Move

It's been a huge week!  An important new paper on the fauna of Sydney Harbour was published and all the monster-sized fishes were moved.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Mar 2013

The Opera House Barkcloth

One of the Museum's biggest objects is so big that we have never seen all of it at once.

By: Colin Macgregor, Category: Science, Date: 28 Mar 2013

8 April: Meet the team (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Join us as we travel to the end of the earth to unravel some of nature’s mysteries!

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 28 Mar 2013

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: A New Reference Group

As custodians of one of the largest and most significant Pacific collections in the world, we're committed to engaging Pacific Communities.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013