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Farewell to Henry the turtle

After two and a half years at the Australian Museum, Henry has resigned from his position as Krefft's Turtle, Emydura krefftii, in the Surviving Australia exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Crocodile vet check

The new hatchling crocodiles had their first veterinary appointment today and recieved a clean bill of health.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Quest for the perfect indoor pinhole camera

How do you create a pinhole camera that can be used inside a room with no windows or natural light and have the ability to demonstrate its own workings? 

By: Deborah White, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Suckling fish

It was a short week.  Public holiday on Monday and leave on Friday. This week we feature the visit of researchers from SAIAB and have added a blog post about a fish that suckles its young.  Also added were new volunteer pages, a triggerfish movie and stonefish images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Oct 2010

Developing Educational Strategies - some background stuff

I'm currently attending a workshop on developing educational strategies for museums in a rapidly developing part of the world. Here's some resources for background reading.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2010

A fish that suckles its young

I just read an amazing web page about a fish that suckles its young while they are still inside the female's body.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Baby shark cannibals

This week we feature an incredible image of a Warty Prowfish shooting out a cloud of presumably toxic fluid.  We see Port Jackson Sharks mating and talk about cannibalistic shark embryos. The 12 new fish movies complete the current series on wrasses.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

Professor Stephen Heppell: Learning and technology Part 2

My second lot of quick notes from Stephen’s parallel session at the Museums Australia 2010 conference. Note – these have been cut and pasted from Twitter so are very brief!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Sep 2010

Professor Stephen Heppell: Learning and technology

My quick notes from Stephen’s talk at the Museums Australia 2010 conference

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Sep 2010

What's in a name?

Arggghhhh!  Nothing gets my goat more than reading a novel or a report that shows a scientific name with both the genus and species names with upper case letters or neither word in italics.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2010