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'Splendidly stuffed'

The Australian Museum purchased three crocodiles in 1879. The first came to the Museum in July from showman William Cash.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2011

Spikefin Goby, Discordipinna griessingeri

This embedded video shows a Spikefin Goby in an aquarium.  The species was described in 1978 by Hoese and Fourmanoir.  The standard Australian name for the species is Spikefin Goby not Flaming Prawn Goby as written on the video frame.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jun 2011

Huge Oarfish in the shallows

This embedded video shows rare footage of a large Oarfish in shallow coastal water in California.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jun 2011

A trip to Ash Island

Recently I took a field trip to Ash Island in the Hunter estuary where the Scott sisters lived, painted and collected for more than 20 years from 1846.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

More crocodile case restoration

It's been a few weeks since I last posted on this, but the crocodile case restoration continues.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

Dusky Whaler juveniles in Sydney 2011

Juvenile Dusky Whalers have once again been sighted in the Shelly Beach/Fairy Bower area of Sydney. Following on from sightings in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Gaetan Guilhon emailed to say that he had filmed juveniles in the same area on 28 May 2011.  View his embedded video below.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jun 2011

Bugwise - virtual experiences

Bugwise session were part of the Learning for Sustainability Video Conference Festival in June 2011

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 Jun 2011

This week in Fish: Moorish Idols and sponge eaters

This week we feature two more movies of Kermadec Islands fishes and we ask the question "Which fishes eat sponges?".

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2011

Which fishes eat sponges?

A colleague just asked me this question. I had to confess that I wasn't sure of the answer.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2011

Revealing some of our conservators

Last week I was lucky enough to stumble upon some conservators restoring a very special heritage item in the Museum, read on to hear more of our little chat.

By: Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Jun 2011