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Frogs in nests?

Most of the time, frogs deposit their eggs in a pond or stream and leave their offspring to fend for themselves. Limborg's Frogs, however...

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2012

Deep Oceans - Another arrival comes to town

Yet another piece of the deep oceans puzzle is coming together at the Australian Museum.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 Mar 2012

Deep Oceans - Painting ocean formations

For our Deep Oceans exhibition Tina Mansson is painting the formations of the ocean floor onto the Museum’s ‘Globe’...

By: Tina Mansson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 16 Mar 2012

DigiVol: Thoughts from Vanessa Finney

An interview with Vanessa Finney, Manager Archives and Records who talks about her experiences working with the Digitisation Project.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 16 Mar 2012

This week in Fish: Fish eyes through the lens

Among other great images, we have posted photos of the eyes of a Longhead Flathead and a Smalltooth Flounder. The images were not taken with fish eye lenses :). Nearly all species of fishes have eyes, but some don't.  We've provided some links to information on blind fishes plus one link to an Australian species that is blind-in-name-only.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Mar 2012

Point and Shoot #6 - Photoshop and other image editing software

From the blog series 'Point and Shoot' by Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King

By: Miriam Arndt, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Mar 2012

Point and Shoot #5 - What lens or focal length should I use

From the blog series 'Point and Shoot' by Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King

By: Miriam Arndt, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Mar 2012

Historic taxidermy storage project

Keeping the bugs at bay...

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 14 Mar 2012

Deep Oceans - Dive in June 2012

Our newest exhibition, Deep Oceans, will be ready for the world to enjoy this June.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 14 Mar 2012

Deep Oceans - A word from prep…

For our Deep Oceans exhibition, Angus Adameitis and our prep team are building a full scale replica of Otis Barton and William Bebee's Bathysphere.

By: Angus Adameitis, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Mar 2012