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By Author: Dr Pat Hutchings

Australian Museum research is punching above its weight

How does Australian Museum research compare to that of other international museums?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Michael Calver, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Australian worms hitch a ride to Europe

A new Australian visitor is not likely to be welcome in the Netherlands

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Maria Capa, Category: Science, Date: 27 Mar 2014

What happens when coral dies?

Coral bleaching isn’t just about the colour of the coral - it can have very dramatic impacts on the reef.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2014

Marine Fan Worms: More Diverse, Morphologically Variable (and Confusing) than Currently Thought

Only two marine fan worms from the genus Branchiomma are known from Australia, but new molecular data reveals many more.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

From Lizard Island – Part 3 (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

This morning another two dives were made, one at 24m on a flat sandy bottom with Halophila and lots of solitary corals.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Anna Murray, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

From Lizard Island - Part 2 (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

After almost 10 days of collecting polychaetes we have almost 1100 registered lots of seaworms representing over 50 families.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Dr Anne Hoggett, Anna Murray, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

From Lizard Island - Part 1 (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

Directly after the 11th International Polychaete Conference a group of researchers headed off to Lizard Island Research Station.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 20 Aug 2013

Philosophy of Systematic Course (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

One of the preconference workshops was a 5 day intensive course on the Philosophy of Biological Systematics.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2013

Microscopy Workshop (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

Sue Lindsay from our Microscopy & Microanalysis Unit highlighted photographing techniques of small preserved polychaetes.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 08 Aug 2013

How it All Began (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

Thirty years ago, way back in 1983, 85 people from 15 countries gathered at the Australian Museum to spend a week talking about worms.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2013