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Finding Land Fish in French Polynesia: The Mystical Mountains of Moorea

Our journey had a rocky start involving 5 airports, 7 busses and a ferry, so we arrived exhausted but relieved on the island of Moorea.

By: Georgina Cooke, Category: Science, Date: 19 Nov 2013

Feathers of the Gods: Deadly Syndrome

Among the marine invertebrate specimens in our collection are a number of Irukandji jellyfishes, a group of highly venomous sea creatures.

By: Anna Murray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2013

A Week of Fish: Travel and visitors

Here's the news from the last few weeks. As always, thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Nov 2013

Balinese Expressions: Save the Date!

An introduction to the Balinese Calendar.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Nov 2013

Win: Make an app to remix and reinterpret our collection

Help make the world of scientific illustration accessible to a wider audience.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Nov 2013

Interpretations of Pompeii

Well worth the disruption

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Nov 2013

Interpretive Theatre at the Museum

Risky business.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Nov 2013

Tyrannosaurs Timelapse: Articulation of a Dinosaur

A row of huge timber boxes from Canada, sitting at the back of our cavernous Gallery One, was the first sign that the beginning was nigh.

By: Stuart Humphreys, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Nov 2013

Poorly-known parasites threaten freshwater biodiversity

A new paper is calling for more attention to be paid to poorly-known micro-organisms capable of killing off amphibians and fishes.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 06 Nov 2013

A new school of fish

Well, I'm impressed!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Nov 2013