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Category: Science

Dissecting Microscope donated to Marine Invertebrates

Thanks to the generosity of a donor to the Australian Museum Foundation, the Marine Invertebrates group has been able to upgrade equipment by purchasing two new dissecting microscopes.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 14 Aug 2012

This week in Fish: Packing and interview

It was packing week.  Amanda and Sally have worked hard to amass all the gear required for our upcoming trip to Timor Leste.  More on that topic to come.  Mark's interview with Radio Eastside is now online. As to 'fishy stuff', there was plenty of it.  Thank you all for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Aug 2012

This week in Fish: Keita Koeda visiting

This week saw the addition of plenty of new movies and images.  PhD student, Keita Koeda from the University of the Ryukyus is visiting for a few weeks to examine bullseye fishes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Aug 2012

Reflections on Madagascar

Australian Museum Members and conservation biologist, Dr Steven Goodman set off to Madagascar to discover the rare flora and fauna of this island nation.

By: Chanele Moss, Category: Science, Date: 02 Aug 2012

This week in fish: Dawkinsia and new Lates

So much has happened, so many fishes added! Dawkinsia and new Lates have to take pride of place. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

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

Barramundi finds two new siblings

Two new species of Barramundi have recently been named by Australian Museum Research Associates Rohan Pethiyagoda and Anthony Gill.

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

From the Collection: Bigeye Sixgill shark

An interview with Dr Sally Reader about this Bigeye Sixgill Shark which was recently added to the collection.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2012

Timor-Leste Expedition 2012

We are conducting an expedition to study the land and marine fauna of Timor Leste. 

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2012

Niue's Only Endemic Butterfly Discovered by Museum Researcher

A Q&A with Australian Museum research associate, Rob Lachlan, the discoverer of a very rare species that will soon be the national butterfly of Niue (and feature on a special run of postage stamps!).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2012

New genus of fish named after Richard Dawkins

Australian Museum Research Associate Rohan Pethiyagoda and coauthors have recently described a new genus of fish - Dawkinsia, named after evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jul 2012