Latest blog entries

International Polychaete Day on 1st July 2015

What are polychaetes and why International Polychaete Day?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Jun 2015

The First 100: Incredible photographs from the Archives

A new blog series investigating the stories and images from the earliest collection of photographs in the Museum's history.

By: Elizabeth MacKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jun 2015

Conservation and the invisible hitchhikers

How does the largely unexplored world of biodiversity living within us all affect wildlife management?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 18 Jun 2015

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