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Developing rich media for museums: a way forward?

Rich media (i.e. video) is fast becoming a key way to present museum content both onsite, online and via mobile. How can this work in a manageable and structured way? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jan 2012

This week in Fish: Octopus mimic

The first week of the new year sees us back into the swing of things.  Thanks everyone for your contributions.  The fish mimicking an octopus mimicking a fish is quite amazing.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2012

Eagle rays in the shallows

This movie shows eagle rays (probably Southern Eagle Rays, Myliobatis australis) in very shallow water at Hopetoun, Western Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2012

Saddled Snake Eel, Leiuranus semicinctus

A Saddled Snake Eel at a depth of 1 m, New Caledonia, 2011. 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2012

Fish mimicking octopus mimicking fish!

The Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) has been known for some years for its ability to mimic flatfish, lionfish and seasnakes.  A recent discovery in Indonesia adds a whole new twist to this story.  The Black-marble Jawfish (Stalix cf. histrio) mimics the Mimic Octopus. This is believed to allow the small fish to forage in relative safety well away from its burrow.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Jan 2012

2012 update

The Museum 2 You display is rapidly coming together and we look forward to seeing the display in regional NSW by May this year.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 Jan 2012

What's in the Box - 2011 wrap up

2011 has been a great year for Museum in a Box®. Over 550 boxes were sent out to schools and community groups across NSW and beyond.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Dec 2011

This week in Fish: 2011 - it was a big year!

Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the fish site throughout the year.  Permission to use images and movies was granted by 87 people. I've compiled a short summary, below, of what you have made possible.  So, thank you and best wishes for a happy, safe (and fishy) 2012.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Dec 2011

Wave Energy Technology: Greek sea goddess CETO to the rescue

Named after a Greek sea goddess, CETO is a wave energy technology that converts ocean swells into zero-emission electricity and zero-emission desalinated freshwater.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Dec 2011

This week in Fish: First live photos of a Monte Bello Seahorse

We added some great new content this week and are excited to show images of a Monte Bello Seahorse. These may be the first underwater photos of the species. As always, thank you to everyone who contributed and best wishes to all our 'fish friends' for the Festive Season.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2011