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By Author: Michael Hugill

21 September: Collector Cam (Timor-Leste Expedition)

It's one thing to explain how fish collecting is done, it's another to see it in action... so I strapped a camera to a marine biologist.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Sep 2012

20 September: A Tour To Atauro (Timor-Leste Expedition)

In which our intrepid marine scientists spend the day due north, diving at Atauro Island, while our blogger takes photos and makes notes.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 21 Sep 2012

19 September: The Rote Boat (Timor-Leste-Expedition)

With their equipment finally arriving this morning, the marine scientists were able to have their first dive.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Sep 2012

18 September: The Art Of Improvisation (Timor-Leste Expedition)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. With their equipment still being processed by Customs, our marine scientists got inventive.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2012

17 September: Two Out Of Three Aint Bad (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Arrive in Dili? Check. Pick up the ethanol? Check. Collect freight? Not yet. What do scientists do when they can't do what they usually do?

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 17 Sep 2012

16 September: A Day in Darwin (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The marine stage of the Museum's expedition to Timor-Leste has begun, with the team arriving safely in Darwin.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 16 Sep 2012

15 September: Why Is An Arts Grad Going On A Scientific Survey? (Timor-Leste Expedition)

With the terrestrial trip completed, the Museum is about to embark on the marine stage of its expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2012

Social Musings: Stories from August

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in the more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Sep 2012

The Act Of Butterfly Collecting (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Catching butterflies hasn't changed much in a hundred years: you still need a good net, keen eyes and quick reflexes. Entomologist Dr Dave Britton describes one of the amazing catches he made during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr David Britton, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Death's-Head Hawkmoth (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Somewhat notorious due to their sinister appearance, it's a mystery why death's-head hawkmoths do not occur in Australia. Entomologist Dr Dave Britton discusses the specimens he found during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr David Britton, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012