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Introducing Parrys Raines

My name is Parrys Raines and I am 14 years old. I am currently the Youth Ambassador for World Wide Fund for Nature.

By: Brooke Carson-Ewart, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jun 2009

Teachers' College 12 June 2009

On Friday 12 June, 32 teachers and 12 Museum staff came together to talk about how we can provide inspiring learning experiences for students using the rich resources of the Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Jun 2009

Eel biodiversity region discovered

Analysis of specimens collected from the North West Coral Sea has revealed that the area is teeming with an array of marine eel species, some of which are new to science.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

157 years of Australian Museum science at your fingertips

Researchers around the world will soon have full online access to 157 years of scientific knowledge published in the Records of the Australian Museum.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

Cracking the'genetic code' of gem stones

A research team led by Dr Lin Sutherland, a Senior Fellow in Geoscience at the Australian Museum, has completed a major study on 'genetic' signatures in Australian sapphires and rubies. The study combines precise trace element and oxygen isotope analyses on samples from a range of gem deposits, for geographic typing of local characteristics.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

Taxonomists share their expertise for biosecurity

Quarantine scientists recently attended an Australian Museum workshop to improve their skills at identifying invasive Diptera, a large order of insects, many of which pose a threat to Australia's biosecurity.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2009

Swimming with the big fish, studying the small

Imagine trying to track in the open seas the migration of fishes that are only a few millimetres to a centimetre long.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

X-ray specs: viewing artefacts in a new light

Using the latest technologies, archaeologists are digging for new insights into Indigenous trading routes.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

Amphibian Conservation in South-East Asia

Dr Jodi Rowley has been recording midnight frog calls in Vietnam, Cambodia and southern China to inform future conservation programs.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009

Deep-sea mystery solved as three become one

So dramatic is the metamorphosis of whalefishes that until now scientists thought the larva, adult male and adult female specimens in collections were from three separate families of fishes.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2009