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Category: Science

Collecting: Year 1913

Collections from five continents.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 11 Sep 2013

Signing off (Polychaetes Conference 2013 )

On Sunday August 4, 2013 the registration desk of the 11th Polychaete Conference opened...

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: Science, Date: 06 Sep 2013

A Week of Fish: 'flying fish' swimming

Strange fish of the week is the Purple Flying Gurnard. Gold Coast Seaway diver and regular contributor Ian Banks sent this fantastic image.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Sep 2013

This Week in Fish: Sharpnose Tuskfish anyone?

Imagine this orange eel with the bright blue fangs of the Harlequin Tuskfish on the right.  What a great fish that would be!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

From Lizard Island – Part 3 (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

This morning another two dives were made, one at 24m on a flat sandy bottom with Halophila and lots of solitary corals.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Anna Murray, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

From Lizard Island - Part 2 (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

After almost 10 days of collecting polychaetes we have almost 1100 registered lots of seaworms representing over 50 families.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Dr Anne Hoggett, Anna Murray, Category: Science, Date: 30 Aug 2013

This Week in Fish: World's prettiest fish?

You can choose.  Is it the Flame Angelfish or the Splendid Dottyback?  There might be one or two alternatives. :)

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Aug 2013

Balinese Expressions: Dr Siobhan Campbell

Connoisseur and scholar of Balinese art and culture.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 23 Aug 2013

August 23, 1831 - shot with his own gun

Today is the anniversary of the unfortunate death of the Museum's first employee, William Holmes.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Science, Date: 23 Aug 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Mr See and Mr Zhai

The flag for a colonial ruler.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Aug 2013