Latest blog entries

Jenolan Caves minerals form with help from bats and wallabies

We complete the most comprehensive Jenolan Caves mineral study for over 100 years, and find some surprises.

By: Ross Pogson, Armstrong Osborne, David Colchester, Category: Science, Date: 07 Jul 2014

Scorpionfish - A Most Unexpected Fish Tale

The discovery of a new fish from Sydney harbour is pretty exciting. After waiting a decade, we can now report on its live colouration.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2014

Basil and Howard's excellent adventure

It all comes down to a passion for sea lions.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Jul 2014

DigiVol: Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, DigiVol, BVP...pardon?

Learn more about our growing community of citizen scientists at the Australian Museum

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jul 2014

Just a little closer: little frog uses toes to attract prey

 First record of prey luring in an Australian frog has been captured on video.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Jun 2014

A rare glimpse into the private life of a poorly-known frog

The breeding behaviour of a fat, narrow-mouthed frog is captured for the first time.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Ronald Altig, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2014

Mysteries of the deep

A new study reviews what we know and what we don’t about some fascinating creatures of the deep.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2014

Which way home from the big blue?

It's a big blue ocean if you are only 10 mm long. New research shows how tiny larval reef fishes find their way around the ocean.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2014

What does Lifelong Learning mean?

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the look on a child's face that has just discovered something new.

By: Ms Fara Pelarek, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Jun 2014

Egyptian Past: Who Guarded the Intestines?

The evolution of guarding body parts.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2014