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What has long pointy teeth and a slingshot mouth?

A Goblin Shark, that’s what; and the Australian Museum is delighted to have received a fine specimen in the last few days.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Disentangling a taxonomic nightmare?

Maybe my title is over the top, but identifying some pretty blue beetles proved quite a challenge!

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Law and the illegal wildlife trade in China

A small but important change in Chinese law would help end the trade in Ivory.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Evicted Music

Goodbye Sydney University - Gamelan orchestra finds a new home.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2015

Stars of the Sydney sea shine

Seastars are beautiful and important animals. The Australian Museum collection is being used to help identify those of the Sydney region.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2015

Simply slugs

Among the most beautiful of all molluscs, what did we find in French Polynesia?

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2015

Found among offsite storage

A world record Lotoria armata — one of the rarest shells on earth.

By: Dennis Sargent, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2015

Diary of a Freedom Rider - What is the Freedom Ride?

Joining the 2015 commemorative Freedom Ride.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Feb 2015

Passing on the key – making freshwater mollusc identification easier in Australia

We’re working on enabling everyone to identify the rich freshwater mollusc fauna of Australia!

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Feb 2015

Animating ghost net art: Dauma and Garom

Can art animate children when children animate art? A new film from the Torres Strait shows it can.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2015