Latest blog entries

A Cave Made to Order

The Australian Museum used to have its own richly-decorated limestone cave

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Oct 2015

All is revealed: the Kermadec Biodiscovery Expedition

The long-awaited volume reporting on discoveries made on the 2011 Kermadec Expedition is now hot off the press.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Mark McGrouther, Dr Stephen Keable, Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Oct 2015

The Yeti Crab has a past - a new fossil family of Squat Lobsters

Old fossils reveal new surprises when we know what to look for

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Oct 2015

Brian Robinson

Linking Melanesian Art and Culture.

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

Same same but different – a taxonomic detective story

DNA sequences expose cryptic species of land snail on a remote Kimberley island

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Oct 2015

Balinese Expressions: Baris Dance

His eyes move up and down, left and right as the brave young warrior seeks his adversaries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Oct 2015

Surviving Australia: Lessons from land snails

Rapid morphological adaptation has helped Australian land snails thrive despite an increasingly inhospitable climate

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Oct 2015

Bird poo frogs – more species than meets the eye!

Identifying hidden frog species (that look like bird poo) using DNA

By: Dr Jennifer Dever, Category: AMRI, Date: 15 Oct 2015

North Queensland Rock-wallabies cause a rethink of biological theory

Rock-wallabies teach us about evolution, as well as looking cute

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Sally Potter, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Oct 2015

What do beetle taxonomists do on their holidays?

For some reason my family holidays always seem to include good beetle collecting localities, even in the most unlikely places.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Oct 2015