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Category: Science

Balinese Expressions #2: “Balinese Art” Book Launch

Understand Balinese art – it’s easy with this new book.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Dec 2012

Interview with an Endangered Species (Timor-Leste Expedition)

What is taxonomy, why is it so important and what does the future hold for it?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Dec 2012

The Centenary of the 'Adelie Land' Meteorite

We are celebrating a very special Centenary: the finding of the first meteorite from Antarctica, on 5th December 1912.

By: Ross Pogson, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2012

This week in Fish: Superstar Sunfish

Another week of fishy fun.  Thank you everyone for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2012

What exactly is museum science and how does it help? (Timor-Leste Expedition)

As the second and final portion of our expedition to Timor-Leste wraps up we talk about what exactly museum science is and how valuable it can be today.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2012

Superstar sunfish seeks solace

After its starring role in the 2012 Deep Oceans exhibition, the large Ocean Sunfish is on its way back to the fish collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Fish out of water

This week we have something special for you. Our Chadwick Biodiversity Fellow Gina Cooke has returned from Mauritius where she took some fantastic fish photos and videos.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Nov 2012

Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics has launched

Our new centre will answer questions about forensics, conservation and biodiversity.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Museum Scientist wins 2012 Whitley Book Award

A book on squat lobsters co-edited by the Museum’s Dr Shane Ahyong has won the Whitley award for best invertebrate natural history book.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Gotta luv a BRUV!

A BRUV... you know, a baited remote underwater video.  BRUVs film fishes as they go about their business.  Check out the two rare fishes in Hamish Malcolm's movie taken at the Solitaries (top link).  As usual, my gratitude goes to the great community of 'fish folk' who make these pages possible.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2012