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Category: Science

On And Off The Roads (Timor-Leste Expedition)

While the road conditions in Timor-Leste might be something to try and forget, the friendliness of the people lingers long in the mind. Entomologist Jean Weiner recalls some of the contrasts he noticed during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Jean Weiner, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Exploring The Almost Unknown: Land Snail Fauna (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The humble land snail can be an important environmental indicator. Malacologist Dr Frank Kohler reports on the first ever land snail survey in Timor-Leste, conducted during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

The People We Met (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Working with local guides, our scientists were also helped by passers-by, especially curious kids. Entomologist Jacquie Rescei recalls some of her encounters with the people of Timor-Leste during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Jacquie Recsei, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Our First Morning (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Boats in the bay, wrecks in the water and paperwork to process. Entomologist Jacquie Rescei recounts the very beginning of the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Jacquie Recsei, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

This week in Fish: Ornate Eagle Ray

Until this week I had never heard of Aetomylaeus vespertilio.  It's such an impressive fish I'm not likely to forget it.  As always, thank you to everyone who contributed their images and movies.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Aug 2012

A Grasshopper Leaps Out From the Pages of History

When Technical Officer Jacquie Resci asked Research Associate Jean Weiner to relocate the foreign grasshoppers inside the Museum's Entomology Collection, she didn't expect him to find an unusual specimen with a very unusual history. Jacquie explains...

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

This week in Fish: Hard-Drinking Atomgoby

This week was the week of the Hard-Drinking Atomgoby.  Say no more ...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Aug 2012

Boat People # 2

From Headhunting to the Festival of Arts: War canoe from the Solomon Islands: E23373

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 17 Aug 2012

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