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Category: Science

This week in Fish: 'Habitat road trip'

This week we go on a 'habitat road trip', as we watch Golden Perch in the green waters of Blowering Dam, a snailfish swimming in the ocean depths, a stargazer bursting from the sediment and pipefish living between the tentacles of an anemone in the clear waters of Komodo Island.  Thank you everyone!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Oct 2012

Our Global Neighbours # 3: Frontiers of Archaeology

From the prehistory of primates to space.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: We're back!

Despite the heat and some logistical challenges, we had a very productive time in East Timor. Eight dives were made and many specimens collected. The specimens will be shipped soon and then the process of identifying the 'small things' can begin in earnest. The week has been a short one, hence the paucity of new content.  Thanks as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2012

Balinese Expressions # 1: Reunion with the Forge Collection

Jane Hubert and Olivia Forge visit Australian Museum

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Sep 2012

A Survey of our Surveyors (Timor-Leste Expedition)

After ten posts, you probably know what I thought of the trip ('twas great!), but what did our scientists make of their time in Timor?

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 26 Sep 2012

24 September: And That's A Wrap (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The collecting component of the Museum's biggest expedition in 100 years has come to an end. A look at the last day as well as a look back.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 25 Sep 2012

23 September: It Started With A Catch (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Taking a sample is just the beginning and preserving and processing specimens requires more than just the e-word.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 24 Sep 2012

22 September: Return Of The Pooter (Timor-Leste Expedition)

If you want to access the supralittoral zone, you must first master the pooter. Come on a search with senseis Jim and Rosemary...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2012

21 September: Collector Cam (Timor-Leste Expedition)

It's one thing to explain how fish collecting is done, it's another to see it in action... so I strapped a camera to a marine biologist.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Sep 2012

20 September: A Tour To Atauro (Timor-Leste Expedition)

In which our intrepid marine scientists spend the day due north, diving at Atauro Island, while our blogger takes photos and makes notes.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 21 Sep 2012