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Southerly Sargassum Anglerfish

The 'official'* southern limit to the distribution of the Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio histrio is Burrill Lake, New South Wakes (35.37°S).  This movie, kindly sent to us by Kerryn Wood (Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden) shows a fish filmed in 18 March 2011 at Bar Beach, Merimbula (36.85°S), well south of the known range of the species.  Thank you Kerryn!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2011

This week in Web: 18 March 2011

Where do our web visitors come from and why are we interested?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Mar 2011

Linkasaurus! #2

Curated for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Mar 2011

Earthquakes and tsunamis

What causes earthquakes and why do tsunamis often follow a large earthquake?

By: Ross Pogson, Category: Science, Date: 17 Mar 2011

Hot Science Global Citizens 2011 Symposium

What is the role of the museum sector in climate change interventions? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Mar 2011

This week in web: 14 March 2011

OK it is a bit late, but here are our web stats for January and February 2011.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Mar 2011

Museum Mystery of the Week - Number Two

Museum mystery number two was found on a beach in Queensland by one of our visitors and caused quite a stir  amongst staff! 

By: Ella Minton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Mar 2011

Specimens lost to the Australian Museum

In the 19th and early 20th centuries museums often purchased specimens to increase the size and variey of their collections. Read about one intended purchase that unfortunately did not proceed.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

Linkasaurus: Your Weekly Link Fix

Curated for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Shark in trouble

It was a 'week of sharks'.  The highlight was the addition of some quite disturbing images of a White Shark being 'strangled' by a plastic packing strap.  Other less upsetting images, including two of Galapagos Sharks, were also added to the site.  Thank you as always to all of you who contributed and commented throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Mar 2011