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Category: Science

Obsidian artefacts from Papua New Guinea: major new publication

A major new reference work to assist archaeologists interpret use-wear marks on obsidian artefacts has been published by the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Science, Date: 04 Feb 2011

Lizard Island and Cyclone Yasi

Several people have asked about Lizard Island and Cyclone Yasi, expected to hit Queensland tonight. Here is what we know at present. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: Hiro and White Shark Jaws

Due to the 'inconvenience' of the Australia Day public holiday and a day of illness, additions were only made to the site on three days.  The highlights were a visit by Research Associate Hiroyuki Motomura, the addition of some White Shark jaw images and a great Fanbelly Leatherjacket shot.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jan 2011

Know your product

Dr Shane Ahyong is the Museum's go-to guy for crabs (or anything else with ten legs).

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jan 2011

Nudibranchs in Antarctica

Meet Dr Nerida Wilson, one of several new recruits who are boosting the Museum's research capability. Nerida specialises in sea slugs and sea snails.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 21 Jan 2011

Bring your Game

As part of the Sydney Festival 2011 the " Bring Your Game" forum was organized out at Campbelltown Arts Centre which featured some of Hip Hops top talents from Australia and Aotearoa - New Zealand to share in this worldwide phenomenon.

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2011

This week in Fish: Purple Flying Gurnard

It's been a short week but a productive one.  Some beautiful images were added and work continues on the 'master fish list' for the site.  Best wishes to all for the Festive Season!  Thanks one and all for your contributions throughout the year.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Dec 2010

Green Turtle demolishes BBQ area

A Green Turtle has laid her eggs in the middle of the Research Station's beach barbecue area.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 14 Dec 2010

Two bark paintings on loan at MCA exhibition

Two bark paintings from the Australian Museum’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection are currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in Sydney at the overview exhibition of work by Bardayal ‘Lofty’ Nadjamerrek AO.

By: Melanie van Olffen, Category: Science, Date: 14 Dec 2010

This week in Fish: Little Dragonfish

This week we continued to add to the Find a Fish list.  Images were added for a range of species including the sub-Antarctic Marbled Rockcod and the beautifully camouflaged Little Dragonfish.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2010