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Frogs Field Guide – deciding on a platform

When developing the Frogs Field Guide we planned to build the app for both iOS and Android platforms.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Frogs Field Guide – Explore frogs!

The Museum’s new Frogs Field Guide app – out now – has some great features, creating a unique experience for those interested in discovering more about frogs. Read on to Explore frogs!

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Introducing our Frogs Field Guide

We are very excited to announce our brand new Frogs Field Guide mobile application! 

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

What's in the Box - Are you ready for 2012?

With 300 boxes booked already, 2012 is shaping up to be a very busy year.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Incredible Barreleye video

This incredible footage of a live Barreleye was taken by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. It has been viewed on YouTube over 3 million times.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Feb 2012

This week in Fish: Shark beaching and Cobbler Wobbegong

Most of us have never seen a shark beach itself in an attempt to catch its prey?  Amanda was lucky enough to watch this happen and included a short video in her final 'Lizard Fish' blog post.  We link to some great footage of Southern Garfish feeding in the shallows in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2012

Calling on Tongan Traditions: Decline in Natural Resources

Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. Here she discusses Tongan mats, a decline in natural materials and the value of viewing such a collection.

By: Laura Williams, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2012

Calling on Tongan Traditions: Handicrafts

Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. Here she shares her knowledge on a variety of pandanus handicrafts.

By: Laura Williams, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2012

Calling on Tongan Traditions: Ngatu

Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. Here she kindly shares her knowledge on the creation and use of tapa cloth.

By: Laura Williams, Category: Science, Date: 09 Feb 2012

The Power of X-rays

Colleagues at the Smithsonian have just added a fantastic new online exhibition to their website.  Called 'What You See When You Turn a Fish Inside Out' gives users the chance to strip away the exterior of a fish and take an x-ray peek at its insides. Great stuff!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Feb 2012