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Category: Science

Calling on Tongan Traditions: A special visit

Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. For one week in November 2011 Mrs. Fielakepa visited the museum to share her memories, knowledge and passion for Tongan traditions. 

By: Laura Williams, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2011

DigiVol: What......you work with dead insects!

Read here about two volunteers who work on the Digitisation Project

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 24 Nov 2011

The Australian Museum Student Forum 2011


Showcasing the research done by students associated with the Museum...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2011

This week in Fish: Murray Cod Movie

This week we show movies taken at depths of 4 m and 2400 m.  The first movie shows what may be the first footage ever taken of a Murray Cod guarding its eggs in a dam.  The second movie shows a Threadfin Seasnail swimming down a deep rocky slope.  As always there are also some great images.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Nov 2011

For Arts Sake! – Visiting Bali #10

What should we eat in Bali?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2011

Two new species of moss frog discovered

The mist-shrouded mountains of Vietnam reveal two new species of moss frog.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2011

For Arts Sake! – Visiting Bali #9

Expedition to Java Sea.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 14 Nov 2011

This week in Fish: Hagfishes - masters of defence

This week we show remarkable footage of hagfish using slime as a defence mechanism.  These fishes are also active hunters.  There are some great new images, plus the first sighting of 'the' undescribed anglerfish guarding its eggs.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2011

DigiVol: The Wonder of Insects

Rapid Digitisation Project: Check out these amazing images (on the right) of cicadas, tree hoppers, leaf hoppers, long legged flies and hawk moths taken by our volunteers...

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2011

For Arts Sake! – Visiting Bali #8

A Microcosm of the Ubud Market.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Nov 2011