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This week in Fish: Welcome to the 'fish doctor'

The 'fish doctor' has been working in the collection this week. PhD student Melissa Martin works on fish doctors, a group of fish parasites also known as fish lice and tongue biters.  Rob Harcourt sent some action shots of an Eastern Angelshark having its fate 'sealed'.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Oct 2012

A vision realised

Charles Ledgers' 19th century vision for an expansive alpaca wool industry was a long time coming.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Oct 2012

Streamwatch comes to the Australian Museum

Sydney Water’s Streamwatch program is moving to the Australian Museum.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Oct 2012

Science Unleashed - The Museum goes to Narrabri

After a long drive through winding country roads in a Museum car filled to the brim with science ‘goodies’, we arrived in Narrabri tired but excited to put on the Australian Museum’s Science Unleashed festival.
 

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: Bone from Brewarrina

I love a challenge.  During the week I received images of a bone found on a river bank. Was it from a fish, and if so what species of fish? 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Oct 2012

A mobile app or a mobile website?

Continuing on the mobile musing path, when should you build a mobile website and when a mobile app?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Oct 2012

Kermadec memories

It seems like only yesterday that we were diving on the sides of volcanos in the Kermadec Islands.  It was certainly a fantastic trip.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2012

From San Antonio to Sydney

The Museum's social media team received a very pleasant message on Facebook recently. A young student from Texas had used our website to make a model of an Ocean Sunfish (mola mola) and was wondering if we'd like to add it to our Deep Oceans exhibition...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 18 Oct 2012

Rolling out mobile products

How do you promote and market apps to potential users, while engaging them before, during and after a physical visit?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Oct 2012

User-testing mobile apps

What's the process when user-testing mobile apps (or any other digital product)? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Oct 2012