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This week in Fish: Fish out of water

This week we have something special for you. Our Chadwick Biodiversity Fellow Gina Cooke has returned from Mauritius where she took some fantastic fish photos and videos.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Nov 2012

Making a Great exhibition

Putting together an exhibition takes staff with passion, creativity and vision, and a great selection of objects too!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics has launched

Our new centre will answer questions about forensics, conservation and biodiversity.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Museum Scientist wins 2012 Whitley Book Award

A book on squat lobsters co-edited by the Museum’s Dr Shane Ahyong has won the Whitley award for best invertebrate natural history book.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Culture change

The 20th anniversary in June 2012 of the Mabo decision overturning terra nullius in Australia has justifiably been marked and celebrated.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Gotta luv a BRUV!

A BRUV... you know, a baited remote underwater video.  BRUVs film fishes as they go about their business.  Check out the two rare fishes in Hamish Malcolm's movie taken at the Solitaries (top link).  As usual, my gratitude goes to the great community of 'fish folk' who make these pages possible.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2012

Alexander the Great goes mobile

Our Alexander the Great exhibition is about to launch. What are we offering for mobile devices? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 16 Nov 2012

The Anthropocene: what’s in a name?

Planet Earth has never before experienced anything quite like the age of humans, says Museum ecologist Alan Jones.

By: Alan Jones, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

Guide Alice and the Lyre-Birds of Mount Buffalo

This intriguing little booklet, published in 1924, is part of the Melbourne Ward collection in the Australian Museum Research Library. 

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

On the horizon

What kinds of temporary exhibitions should the Australian Museum be showing?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012