Highlights for the week include a new movie from Agent 1 on 'The exciting life of Anglerfishes, a movie showing a halosaur at a depth of 1027 m and an outrageously coloured Lilac-tip Basslet swimming on the HMAS Brisbane. Thank you as always to all our contributors.
In 2009, colleagues at the University of Washington, created quite a stir when they described a new species of frogfish from Indonesia. The fish goes by the scientific name Histiophryne psychedelica. When you watch the movie you'll probably agree that psychedelica is a good name for this strange fish.
Well, probably yes which is why I've been asked to run a mini-workshop on this stuff at the Museum Shops Association 2010 Conference on 9 September. If I was a museum shop manager what would I need to know about social media and Web 2.0? Find some answers and other resources on this page and the Powerpoint slides will be added soon'ish.
Someone asked me about the difference between common and standard names. In short, the standard name is the official name of the species. Common names are all the other names that have been used. In Australia there have been over 13000 common names used for around 4500 species!
After the success of the Web to Classroom video conference we decided to run this event again. During that workshop teachers were shown time-saving tips for using the Museum's website via video conference.