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Category: Science

This week in Fish: Banded (not sliced) Cucumberfish

This week we feature a rare Banded Cucumberfish that was caught at a depth of about 500 m. The species was only scientifically named in 2010. Thank you to Hal Epstein for sending images, then dropping the fish off at the museum.  Welcome also to Ghost Flathead researcher Yuki Nagano who is visiting this week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2012

DigiVol:Let's celebrate......100,000 images taken

Since May, 2011 DigiVol volunteer digitisers have taken over 100,000 images from Entomology, Malacology and Archival Materials.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 10 Oct 2012

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