Latest blog entries

Our Global Neighbours: Bismarck's Imperial Commissioner

Race, anthropology and German colonial venture in Melanesia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Nov 2015

A Cave Made to Order

The Australian Museum used to have its own richly-decorated limestone cave

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

All is revealed: the Kermadec Biodiscovery Expedition

The long-awaited volume reporting on discoveries made on the 2011 Kermadec Expedition is now hot off the press.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Mark McGrouther, Dr Stephen Keable, Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Oct 2015

The Yeti Crab has a past - a new fossil family of Squat Lobsters

Old fossils reveal new surprises when we know what to look for

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Oct 2015

Brian Robinson

Linking Melanesian Art and Culture.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Oct 2015

Same same but different – a taxonomic detective story

DNA sequences expose cryptic species of land snail on a remote Kimberley island

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Oct 2015

Balinese Expressions: Baris Dance

His eyes move up and down, left and right as the brave young warrior seeks his adversaries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Oct 2015

Surviving Australia: Lessons from land snails

Rapid morphological adaptation has helped Australian land snails thrive despite an increasingly inhospitable climate

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Oct 2015

Bird poo frogs – more species than meets the eye!

Identifying hidden frog species (that look like bird poo) using DNA

By: Dr Jennifer Dever, Category: AMRI, Date: 15 Oct 2015

North Queensland Rock-wallabies cause a rethink of biological theory

Rock-wallabies teach us about evolution, as well as looking cute

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Sally Potter, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Oct 2015