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Timor-Leste Expedition 2012

We are conducting an expedition to study the land and marine fauna of Timor Leste. 

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2012

Fashion Less Waste Parade this Thursday

Teacher night at the Australian Museum is on this Thursday 26th July.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 24 Jul 2012

Our Dino in China: The Pied Piper of Puppets

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock reports on the huge stir Winny caused on her first day in the Museum.

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Jul 2012

Our Dino in China: Flying Cretaceous Class

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock describes the flight over.

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Jul 2012

Niue's Only Endemic Butterfly Discovered by Museum Researcher

A Q&A with Australian Museum research associate, Rob Lachlan, the discoverer of a very rare species that will soon be the national butterfly of Niue (and feature on a special run of postage stamps!).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2012

Climate Change: The multifaceted phenomenon

The changes in the natural environment are coupled with significant social, economic and political changes.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 Jul 2012

New genus of fish named after Richard Dawkins

Australian Museum Research Associate Rohan Pethiyagoda and coauthors have recently described a new genus of fish - Dawkinsia, named after evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

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

Our Dino in China: Winny is off to Beijing

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock discusses preparations.

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Jul 2012

This week in Fish: Bruce Robison and spawning Luderick

This week we were visited by Dr Bruce Robison from MBARI.  Bruce gave a fascinating presentation on deepwater animals.  Another highlight was watching footage of a Luderick spawning aggregation.  I had never before seen the colour change shown by the males.

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

Thoughts on Deep Oceans

Our Members were asked what they thought/learned from the Deep Oceans exhibition. Here's what some of them said...  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Jul 2012