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Category: Science

This week in Fish: Visiting researchers and Weeping Toadfish predators

This week we feature the visits of two researchers, a fish photographer page was updated from the old site, we find out about the predators of the Weeping Toadfish and as always plenty of new fishy content was added.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2010

Sand paintings from Enga

Traditional culture meets modernism in new artworks from the highlands of Papua New Guinea, writes Dr Robin Torrence.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 24 Mar 2010

Plastiki heads to Oz

Early this morning our time the Plastiki Expedition left San Francisco on its journey to Sydney.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2010

This week in Fish: Lost Barramundi and a new Research Associate

This week we feature our newest Research Associate and the strange case of 'Buddist Barramundi' releases.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm the fourth Earth Hour will be held.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Integrating taxonomy

Entomologist Dr Andrew Mitchell is looking to combine morphological and genetic approaches to taxonomy.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Trawling Antarctica for answers

An 8-week trip to Antarctica has returned excellent collections of bottom-dwelling invertebrate communities and valuable insights for sustainable fishing and conservation management of this vulnerable ecosystem, writes Museum Technical Officer Roger Springthorpe.

By: Roger Springthorpe, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Welcome to Fish Bits

The 'Fish Bits' blog is updated weekly.  It will post information about current happenings in the Fish Section - who's visiting and accounts of any special events.  It will also list all the new species factsheets, weird and wonderful specimens and hopefully, news from the field.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Barramundi mystery solved

Update: July 2014! - See movie, below. The case of the mysterious appearance of Barramundi in Sydney Harbour has been solved.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Youth Accord on Biodiversity

Sign the Youth Accord to have your voice heard and help, protect and sustain biodiversity now and for the future.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 07 Mar 2010