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Working with NOVA Employment

NOVA is a Disability Employment Agency, funded by the Australian Government's Department of Employment & Workplace Relations. The Museum has been actively working with NOVA since 2005 and here's what we've been up to.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Jul 2010

Sixgill Shark attacks bait

A Sixgill Shark has been caught on video attacking a bait near Osprey Reef, off north-eastern Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jul 2010

Come welcome Plastiki

The day has finally come. The Plastiki will sail in through our heads and into our beautiful harbour tomorrow – Monday, 26th of July at approximately midday.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jul 2010

Fantastic fish links from Pelagos

Ichthyologist, Adrian Flynn coordinates the Pelagos Email Group. His emails contain a variety of really interesting ocean realted news.  He has kindly allowed me to repost this content.  Some of the material presented is incredible! Thank very much you Adrian. Some content has been modified a little for some items.

By: Mark McGrouther, Adrian Flynn, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

This week in Fish: Hagfish slime and parasitic males

It's been an exciting week.  Two blog posts, a freakish deepsea anglerfish and plenty of new images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

Dangerous times for Stripey Snappers

Finding a home on the reef can be a lethal time for baby fishes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

Strange eel from the collection

Research Associate Ken Graham discovered a strange eel in the fish collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2010

The Keeping Place Exhibition Launch

The Australian Museum launched an exhibition of amazing traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian artworks!

By: Laura McBride, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 22 Jul 2010

Science Week is coming up

Need some ideas for your Science Week project? Interested in spiders and insects? The diversity of spiders and insects around your home and school can be an indicator of the biodiversity around you.

By: Sue Lewis, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 22 Jul 2010

Gidday Plastiki and Welcome to Australia!

After months at sea and dealing with all sorts of weather conditions the Plastiki and her crew arrived on our shores, in QLD, yesterday.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2010