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Category: Science

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

This week in Fish: Bruce Robison and spawning Luderick

This week we were visited by Dr Bruce Robison from MBARI.  Bruce gave a fascinating presentation on deepwater animals.  Another highlight was watching footage of a Luderick spawning aggregation.  I had never before seen the colour change shown by the males.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jul 2012

This week in fish: Lots of movies

This week we added some great new movies from Ian Banks, the Serpent Project and two taken by me in South Australia.  The week also had a distinctly 'sunfishy flavour'. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Rennell and Bellona and the Atoll of Fakaofo, Tokelau

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 5...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2012