Latest blog entries

A curious case of the birds and the trees

Could some aspects of the urban environment actually benefit plants and animals?

By: Madison Myers, Category: AMRI, Date: 15 Jul 2016

AMplify: Episode 14, Paul Flemons

The AM's Digital Collections and Citizen Science manager speaks about the world-leading digitisation project, DigiVol.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Jul 2016

Welkam to Honiara

Honiara is gateway to almost 1,000 islands and a melting pot of people from across the Solomon Archipelago.

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 11 Jul 2016

Secrets of early Pacific tattooing tools

Specialised tools made of obsidian were used for tattooing c.3000 years ago by early Pacific societies.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: AMRI, Date: 08 Jul 2016

The 2016 AMRI Lifetime Achievement Award

This year’s award goes to… Professor Frank Talbot AM.

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Jul 2016

AMplify: Episode 13, Trailblazers Talks live – Tim Flannery

An evening with celebrated explorer, scientist, communicator and former Australian of the Year.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 05 Jul 2016

International Polychaete Day

Celebrating half a century of polychaete research at the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Jul 2016

Travel the world on the back of a turtle

Hitchhiking on turtles and ship hulls, some species of Podocerus know how to travel while others have gone unsampled for 150 years.

By: Dr Lauren Hughes, Category: AMRI, Date: 30 Jun 2016

The nose knows

Could the odour emitted from a sample of a rhinoceros horn be enough to identify the species that it came from?

By: Madison Myers, Category: AMRI, Date: 28 Jun 2016

AMplify: Episode 12, Mark McGrouther

To the Collection Manager of the fourth largest type collection of fishes in the world, Sydney Harbour "is a marine jewel."

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Jun 2016