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Category: Science

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

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