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Category: Science

Dion in the Solomons: Diesel, dust, skipjack and betel nuts

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 1...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jun 2012

Tentative Chronology of Indigenous Canoes of Eastern Australia

In early June this year Stan Florek presented a paper at the conference ‘Nawi – exploring Australia’s indigenous watercraft,’ held at the Australian National Maritime Museum (31 May – 1 June 2012). This is a summary of this presentation.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 Jun 2012

Sharks feeding on a whale carcase

This amazing footage was taken near Warroora Station, Western Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: YouTube movie links

The site now allows embedding of movies from Youtube!  This week we have added two movies from Ian Banks and another that shows a rare Sharptail Sunfish. We were really pleased to be able to add images of Painted Sweetlip that showed the changes that occur as the fish matures. A fantastic image of a Threadfin Dragonfish by AM photographer Stuart Humphreys was the icing on the cake. Thank you as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jun 2012

Our Global Neighbours # 2

Who are the Peranakans?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jun 2012

Our Global Neighbours # 1

Mer Island: A Thumbnail Portrait

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: Variable Snake Blenny

This week we added an image of an adult Black Pomfret to go with the great shots of the juvenile that we added last week.  Thanks everyone for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: New website online

It's been quite a wait, but the new-look Australian Museum website is online and plenty of new content has been added since the last Fish Bits post.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jun 2012

Transit of Venus: Day 4 - Transit Day

Australian Museum Members and astronomers Dr Fred Watson and Dr Nick Lomb set off on a 4 day tour to witness the 2012 Transit of Venus. This is what happened on day 4.

By: Chanele Moss, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jun 2012

Transit of Venus tour: Day 3

Australian Museum Members and astronomers Dr Fred Watson and Dr Nick Lomb set off on a 4 day tour to witness the 2012 Transit of Venus. This is what happened on day 3.

By: Chanele Moss, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jun 2012