A friend just called me to say that she had heard that a Whale Shark was swimming in Botany Bay. "No way" was my initial reaction. Apparently members of the Abyss Scuba Diving encountered the fish this morning and have posted images on their Facebook account.
It has been a 'sharky week' with the addition of images showing a shark bite on a horse (really!), a Prickly Dogfish, and wounds inflicted on larger fishes by Cookiecutter Sharks. Rebecca Johnson from our Genetics Unit deserves another cheer for her TV appearance on Catalyst. Thank you as always to all contributors and to the increasing number of people who are adding comments.
Yesterday’s Jurassic Lounge was –yet again a great night out. You guys enjoyed the music, explored the exhibitions, got Birds-of-Paradise-face paintings... and... Gave us some great feedback!
If the museum would develop a Jurassic Lounge app.. What information would it contain? And what would it look like? Here’s what you had to say...
The Australian Museum's Dr Rebecca Johnson appeared in the Catalyst Fin Forensics story on 7 April 2011. The show focused on the the practice of shark finning and highlighted how the museum's Genetics Unit were instrumental in a successful legal prosecution. The Australian Museum's 'fishos' were also delighted to see some excellent footage of the Fish collection that appeared in the story.