Latest blog entries

The elephant’s story: Jumbo

For once, let's talk about the elephant in the room.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: explore, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Moving Jumbo

How do you move a 3.5-metre-high elephant skeleton that weighs more than 270 kilograms and yet is extremely delicate?

By: Erinna Ford, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Message in a bottle

Scientists worldwide can access the Museum’s collections through specimen loans.

By: Erinna Ford, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Seaworm populations are more connected than we thought

We discover that Australian estuarine worms hitch a lift up and down the coast using currents!

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Ceridwen Fraser, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Recognising NAIDOC week

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Seastars of a feather flock together

Feather stars are beautiful marine animals that may be under threat. A recent AMRI Fellowship study sheds new light on this enigmatic group.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2015

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Aboriginal shellworkers of La Perouse

La Perouse Aboriginal shell artists Esme Timbey and Marylin Russel keep alive a contemporary craft.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 01 Jun 2015

Gone before we know they exist?

Unknown diversity of tiny brown frogs just discovered, but some undiscovered species may already be extinct.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Jun 2015

AMSF 2015: Volunteers wanted!

The 2015 Australian Museum Science Festival seeks volunteers for an explosive week of interactive science!

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Jun 2015

Science in the Underworld: a cave experience for students

Limestone caves are a great natural laboratory for observing how geological processes work.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 May 2015