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Is there an eco-balance?

It can be a challenge to lead a sustainable lifestyle that is easy, affordable and suits our personal needs. Is there an eco-balance to living sustainably and living comfortably?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 Aug 2011

'Living fossil' eel in an undersea cave

Dr Dave Johnson from the US National Museum in Washington just emailed me about an incredible eel that he and colleagues recently described.  The fish, Protanguilla palau, is now classified in a new family, the Protanguillidae.  It is one of the oldest eels (in evolutionary terms) known.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Aug 2011

A Quick “Hello” from Isabelle

I thought I would drop a line and introduce myself – I’m Isabelle and I am the Education Officer working on this very exciting Museum 2 You project.
 

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 17 Aug 2011

Significance and the Crocodile

Pondering the idea of significance, the crocodile, and our audiences.

By: Michelle DelCarlo, Category: At The Museum, Date: 16 Aug 2011

Crocodile specimen on the move

See you later alligator, in a while crocodile.

By: Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Aug 2011

This week in Fish: Floating snailfish and lethal headband

This week we feature footage of a 'very lazy' snailfish filmed more than 1 km below the surface.  Sadly, we show yet another incidence of how innocuous-appearing litter can have disastrous effects on fishes. As always, thank you to all the people who have contributed images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2011

The optimum time to post

What time of day is best to post new online content to gain maximum exposure?? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Aug 2011

Framing the Scott Sisters

Who was framing the Scott Sisters on a Friday afternoon? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Aug 2011

Smartphones and apps research findings

From March to May 2011 we collected data about visitors’ use of their smartphones. A simple four-page survey asked questions about type of phone, features used, number of apps downloaded/used and their perceptions of value of mobile apps. Here's what we found.  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Aug 2011

Three weeks to opening night

A chance to reflect on the process, now that it is only three weeks until the Scott sisters exhibition opens on 3rd September.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Aug 2011