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By Author: Rebecca Hancock

Virtual Museum of the Pacific

A virtual platform is being created to unlock the Australian Museum’s world-renowned Pacific Collection for a global audience.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2009

First census of Australian coral reef polychaetes

To learn more about the types and distributions of polychaete species inhabiting Australia’s coral reefs, Museum scientists are conducting a census, using specimens from museum collections and new material to be collected during expeditions in 2009.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 03 Sep 2009

AMBS celebrates National Archaeology Week

The Archaeology & Heritage team at AMBS celebrated National Archaeology Week, 17-23 May, by showcasing the Australian Museum's role in archaeological investigations and cultural heritage management for urban planning and environmental assessment.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jun 2009

Eel biodiversity region discovered

Analysis of specimens collected from the North West Coral Sea has revealed that the area is teeming with an array of marine eel species, some of which are new to science.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

157 years of Australian Museum science at your fingertips

Researchers around the world will soon have full online access to 157 years of scientific knowledge published in the Records of the Australian Museum.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

Cracking the'genetic code' of gem stones

A research team led by Dr Lin Sutherland, a Senior Fellow in Geoscience at the Australian Museum, has completed a major study on 'genetic' signatures in Australian sapphires and rubies. The study combines precise trace element and oxygen isotope analyses on samples from a range of gem deposits, for geographic typing of local characteristics.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

Taxonomists share their expertise for biosecurity

Quarantine scientists recently attended an Australian Museum workshop to improve their skills at identifying invasive Diptera, a large order of insects, many of which pose a threat to Australia's biosecurity.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

Swimming with the big fish, studying the small

Imagine trying to track in the open seas the migration of fishes that are only a few millimetres to a centimetre long.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

X-ray specs: viewing artefacts in a new light

Using the latest technologies, archaeologists are digging for new insights into Indigenous trading routes.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

Amphibian Conservation in South-East Asia

Dr Jodi Rowley has been recording midnight frog calls in Vietnam, Cambodia and southern China to inform future conservation programs.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009