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This week in Fish: Red Rag to a Fish

Another huge week, but not for the website.  We were too busy moving sharks and rays to a new area ... but more on that in an upcoming blog.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2013

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: 'Bring da family to Uni'

At an important pathways to higher education event, we presented objects from our Pacific Collection and talked with future students.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2013

Hot bodies protect frogs from disease

By following individual frogs in the rainforest, we reveal that hot frogs are less likely to be infected with a potentially deadly fungus.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Nobu Shirase

A Samurai of Antarctic Exploration.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2013

Social Musings: Stories from February

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Let's cut out the stats and paste in some of the more interesting social media stories.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Mar 2013

Contesting identity – paintings from Lake Sentani

Barkcloth paintings from the Museum’s collections highlight cultural tensions in West Papua, says Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

DigiVol: A Game of Kai-Awase Anyone?

A painted clam shell from Japan in Malacology caught our imaginations and led to some creative story telling  by DigiVol.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

Alexander’s nearest and dearest

Who can a king trust? Elizabeth Baynham reveals who was closest to Alexander the Great.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Mar 2013

Telling stories

People usually assume that museums are primarily collections of objects, but they are not, says Director Frank Howarth.
 

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 18 Mar 2013

Disturbing the peace

Marine biologist Vanessa Messmer finds that the iconic coral trout may be reaching the limits of its tolerance to the warming oceans.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2013