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DigiVol: Volunteers have their say

Andrew and Duncan are volunteers on the digitisation project, called "DigiVol" who both provide interesting commentary on "life behind the scenes" in the digitisation lab.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 22 Feb 2012

Grey Carpetshark senses

In this movie, Ryan Kempster, shark biologist at the University of Western Australia, talks about the senses and survival strategy of the Grey Carpetshark, Chiloscyllium punctatum. Other common names for the species include the Bamboo Shark and Brown-banded Catshark.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2012

This week in Fish: Incredible Barreleye and a huge shark tooth

This week we show one of the most amazing pieces of movie footage taken in the deep sea.  It's hard to believe that the 'Incredible Barreleye' really exists.  We also show images of a 'sharky find' from southern Queensland.  Thank you to all our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Feb 2012

Alight at night: Why office buildings keep their lights on at night

  In a day and age when saving energy is of high importance, there must be a valuable explanation for why office buildings keep their lights on at night.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Feb 2012

From local to ubiquitous: online producers and museum outreach

The opportunities offered by the web are forcing some museums to rethink how they provide content. Museum professional Irene Rubino interviews Michael Hugill about an emerging museum profession: the online producer.

By: Irene Rubino, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Frogs Field Guide – deciding on a platform

When developing the Frogs Field Guide we planned to build the app for both iOS and Android platforms.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Frogs Field Guide – Explore frogs!

The Museum’s new Frogs Field Guide app – out now – has some great features, creating a unique experience for those interested in discovering more about frogs. Read on to Explore frogs!

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Introducing our Frogs Field Guide

We are very excited to announce our brand new Frogs Field Guide mobile application! 

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012

What's in the Box - Are you ready for 2012?

With 300 boxes booked already, 2012 is shaping up to be a very busy year.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 Feb 2012

Incredible Barreleye video

This incredible footage of a live Barreleye was taken by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. It has been viewed on YouTube over 3 million times.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Feb 2012