Latest blog entries

New bone-stripping crustaceans discovered from the deep-sea

Exploring one of the most poorly-understood ecosystems reveals amazing new species that can teach us about life in their extreme environment

By: Dr Niamh Kilgallen, Category: Science, Date: 21 Jul 2014

New fossil Longhorn beetle gives us clues to the past

A new fossil longhorn beetle provides a link between early Cretaceous and modern beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2014

Watching an anglerfish grow

Most people have never watched a fish 'grow up' in the wild, but over a 5 month period Jayne Jenkins did just that.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jul 2014

NAIDOC Week 2014

The Australian Museum celebrated Indigenous history, culture and achievements at the NAIDOC in the City.

By: Ms Charlotte Galleguillos, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 10 Jul 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Fragments of World Prehistory

Professor Shellshear and his collection of stone-age artefacts.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Jul 2014

Egyptian Past: A Pedigree of our Apis Figure

Visual Grace in Faulty Body – How Original is Replica?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jul 2014

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