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Category: Science

Myriad of amphipods on the GBR

A recent study has revealed hundreds of species of amphipods (shrimp-like creatures) living on the Great Barrier Reef, almost half of them new to science.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Trilobite translations

Find out why a new publication, the Trilobite Record of China, co-edited by Australian Museum palaeontologist Dr Yong Yi Zhen, has made life a lot easier for the world’s trilobite experts.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

Copenhagen

The People’s Orb has arrived in Copenhagen.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 08 Dec 2009

How to detect newly introduced species

Museum scientists compared two strategies to predict the whereabouts of an introduced bee – one using climate suitability data and the other habitat preference. Find out which strategy worked best.
 

By: Dr John Gollan, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009

Micropredators lurk among the seaweed

Argentinean and Australian Museum scientists have discovered a guild of micropredators living on seaweeds in the coastal waters of southern New South Wales.

By: Dr George D. F. (Buz) Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2009

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The price of overconsumption and the lack of recycling plastics has created The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a soupy mix of plastics floating around in the Pacific Ocean.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 23 Nov 2009

Australia’s Threatened Species

Australia’s Threatened Species - do we want to lose them?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2009

International Day of Climate Change

Saturday the 24th October was the International Day of Climate change and the United Nations Day.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 27 Oct 2009

MDBA International River Health Conference

I attended the MDBA International River Health Conference in Canberra from Sunday the 18th of October to Tuesday the 20th.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 21 Oct 2009

Orang-utans and climate change

My trip to Borneo to learn, research and film orang-utans.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 14 Oct 2009