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.
There have been various media stories in the past few days concerning the Museum's collections. These stories relate to the recommendations of the Audit Office of NSW in the report Knowing the Collections: Australian Museum, released on 1 September 2010. Read on for further clarification and information.
This week we feature movies of three strange fishes that were on other websites. To each we have included additional information. As usual we are delighted to show movies and images from 'local' contributors. More images and fact sheets have been migrated from the old site. As always - thank you to all our contributors!
Kids Teaching Kids is an amazing program that places environmental solutions to kids, "our future." One of the founders of this program argued that famous phrase we have all heard when we were young "you are the future" with the question "why can't I be the future now?" Hence Kids Teaching Kids. Read on to learn about what one imaginative class presented...
A weird-looking fish that people have compared with Shrek, the animated character, has been filmed in Japan. The fish is an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, Semicossyphus reticulatus. It is a labrid fish (family Labridae) that occurs in China, Japan, and both North and South Korea. Australia is home to over 180 species of wrasses. Regrettably for divers, the Asian Sheepshead Wrasse is not one of them.