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Visitors to the Australian Museum use social media

According to our latest visitor research conducted in January 2010, 57% of people that visited the Museum used a social networking site in the previous six months.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Mar 2010

This week in Fish: Lost Barramundi and a new Research Associate

This week we feature our newest Research Associate and the strange case of 'Buddist Barramundi' releases.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm the fourth Earth Hour will be held.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Integrating taxonomy

Entomologist Dr Andrew Mitchell is looking to combine morphological and genetic approaches to taxonomy.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Trawling Antarctica for answers

An 8-week trip to Antarctica has returned excellent collections of bottom-dwelling invertebrate communities and valuable insights for sustainable fishing and conservation management of this vulnerable ecosystem, writes Museum Technical Officer Roger Springthorpe.

By: Roger Springthorpe, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Welcome to Fish Bits

The 'Fish Bits' blog is updated weekly.  It will post information about current happenings in the Fish Section - who's visiting and accounts of any special events.  It will also list all the new species factsheets, weird and wonderful specimens and hopefully, news from the field.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Barramundi mystery solved

Update: July 2014! - See movie, below. The case of the mysterious appearance of Barramundi in Sydney Harbour has been solved.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Welcome to BugWise Backchat

Welcome to Bugwise Backchat where you can be part of the science that happens at the Australian Museum. Help us be Bugwise by telling us what you’ve found, asking us questions about the world of invertebrates and sharing your stories from investigations using Bugwise tools.

By: Dr Sophie Lieberman, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 Mar 2010

Youth Accord on Biodiversity

Sign the Youth Accord to have your voice heard and help, protect and sustain biodiversity now and for the future.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 07 Mar 2010

What's in the Box - Freshwater

After a year of planning and development the new Freshwater Box is finished and is heading out to NSW schools. The Freshwater box was developed in partnership Sydney Water and is the second box in a new style that includes scientific equipment to assist student in monitoring their local environment.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 Mar 2010