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Category: Science

Cyclone Nathan: Part 1

A blog series about our Lizard Island Research Station's recovery from 2015’s Cyclone Nathan.

By: Steve Doo (PhD student University of Sydney) Cassy Thompson (LIRS staff) Paloma Matis (PhD student University of Technology Sydney), Category: Science, Date: 20 Mar 2015

Master Chef versus octopus: the ultimate challenge

With barbecue tongs blazing and hat askew, the Braveheart cook bags a beauty.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 20 Mar 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Remembering Brigadier General Roth

Achievements and connections of progressive military medic.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2015

Triple Beizam Hammerhead Shark Headdress: An interview with Ken Thaiday

Torres Strait artist Ken Thaiday talks about what his work and his totem, the hammerhead shark means to him.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2015

Conservation of Australian Snails

Conservation programs tend to overlook some of the most important and most diverse groups of animals – the invertebrates.

By: Ms Catherine Beehag, Category: Science, Date: 17 Mar 2015

Not what you think

Mention ‘French Polynesia’ and palm trees and cocktails come to mind; but, think again.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 09 Mar 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Stranded in Melanesia in WW I

How the virtual prisoner of the Great War found new directions in anthropology.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2015

On the lookout for octopuses

Five species found on Southern French Polynesia expedition!

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 02 Mar 2015

How can you tell a male from a female frog?

It's often tricky to tell whether a frog is male or female, but these tips should help.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 23 Feb 2015

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