Latest blog entries

Flat fish flummoxes the fishos

A larval flounder with a long projection on its snout made waves in the fish section.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

National Volunteers Week: a very satisfying week’s work!

A chance to say thank you to all the Museum's wonderful volunteers.

By: Isobel Kindley, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 May 2014

How we made our NSW Field Guide app

We're very excited that the Museum’s 5th mobile application has been released.

By: Louise Carter, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

A new home for Homo florensiensis

A very famous (replica) skeleton of an extinct species of early humans is now on display. Here's the story of its construction.

By: David Teer, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 May 2014

Not Happy, Mr Etheridge

Why was Charles Hedley ordered to stop work on his paper?

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 May 2014

The Koala and its Retroviruses

A special issue of the Technical Reports of the Australian Museum reveals the current state of knowledge on the Koala retrovirus.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2014

Frogs need to watch their backs: parasites on the horizon

A host of spore-producing parasites may be waiting in the wings for a chance to attack amphibians.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2014

Dear Mr Darwin - Evolution

One of the Australian Museum’s earliest Curators was not only an industrious man of science but one ahead of his time.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 May 2014

Indiana Jones Dreaming - Virtual Expeditions

Have you heard about the Biodiversity Volunteer Portal? You might be suprised by where it will lead you.  

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

DigiVol: 16,000+ transcriptions but who is counting?

Megan is the first virtual volunteer on the DigiVol portal (formerly Biodiversity Volunteer Portal, BVP) to transcribe 16,000 records.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014