Latest blog entries

Silverfish: poor cousins or a remarkable success story?

Silverfish have survived the challenges of a drying climate and are well represented but poorly known in Australia.

By: Graeme Smith, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Head-hunting in the Cordilleras

Iconic Australasian traditions in the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Jan 2015

A frog that gives birth to tadpoles!

Unique in the frog world, a newly described frog from Indonesia lays tadpoles instead of eggs.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 Jan 2015

Fish up a drainpipe

This amazing video of fish in a drain blew me out of the water.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Dec 2014

Rock-a-bye baby – All at sea on the RV Braveheart

During September four staff set out on the RV Braveheart from New Zealand for the Austral and Gambier Islands of southern French Polynesia.

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2014

The eagle has landed: a crate full of marine worm information

The culmination of 16 months of hard work by marine worm researchers just arrived on a pallet at the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2014

Hiding in plain sight: a new marsupial species for Australia

A new species of rock-wallaby hops into view in Australia’s Top End.

By: Dr Sally Potter, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 22 Dec 2014

Krefft's Trials and Tribulations on the Blandowski Expedition

Glorious commander, foresighted commander, gallant commander! All supercilious names for William Blandowski from an 1857 expedition log.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Dec 2014

Understanding Australia's amphipods: major progress and new discoveries

Recent amphipod discoveries include a new genus & species named in honour of the Australian Museum's eminent former director Dr Des Griffin

By: Dr Jim Lowry, Category: Science, Date: 17 Dec 2014

Australian Museum takes Flight

The Australian Museum is unveiling our newest outreach initiative Museum on the Wall - Australian Museum takes flight.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Dec 2014