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Museum Scientist Wins Prestigious Publishing Prize

A Q&A with Technical Officer Michael Shea, co-winner of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales' Whitley Medal, the most sought after prize in Australian zoological publishing.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 07 Oct 2011

The Carbon Tax Controversy

Currently, when you buy something that relies on carbon-intensive materials or manufacturing, the price you pay does not reflect the cost it has on the environment. Is the carbon tax a brilliant solution to climate change or does it mean pain with no environmental gain?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 Oct 2011

Natural Solutions

Is there a natural solution to our carbon emissions problem?

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Sep 2011

Coral Biodiversity Expedition #4


T
o our great fortune the wind dropped slightly so we had the opportunity to survey the exposed South Eastern slope.

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Category: Science, Date: 30 Sep 2011

Behind DangerOz: what did we learn?

DangerOz was a long time in development. A few false starts, a couple of staff changes, Government tendering and contractual requirements all combined to slow this project down. However, we learned a great deal along the way so thought I’d share some reflections. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Sep 2011

Deep Oceans – Sneak Peek with Dr Nerida Wilson

The Australian Museum, in collaboration with Questacon, is currently developing an exhibition on the mysterious 'Deep Oceans'.

By: Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 29 Sep 2011

Coral trout spawning

Just before sunset on the night of the new moon (27 September 2011) Mike Emslie, Lyle Vail and Anne Hoggett visited a known spawning aggregation site for coral trout not far from the research station.  

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2011

Coral Biodiversity Expedition #3

The lagoon at Lizard Island is pretty shallow so over spring's low tides, much of the reef is exposed. At high tide, however, the lagoon provides plenty of scope for easy-access diving.

By: Dr Zoe Richards, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2011

Our website redesign – user testing results

We tested some designs with a sample of users the other week. This is what we found. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Sep 2011

Behind DangerOz: Developing the app

The whys and hows of producing DangerOz, the Museum’s very first iPhone app. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Sep 2011