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Category: AMRI

Say hello to the Eastern Tadpole Coffinfish

A pudgy little coffinfish that lives over a kilometre below the surface has just been named.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: AMRI, Date: 11 Mar 2015

Do we influence how young fish find home?

Human impacts on the ocean may go even further than you know, disrupting the ability of fish larvae to find their way to a safe habitat…

By: Jack O'Connor, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Mar 2015

Collecting in collections

A new technique developed at the Australian Museum allows us to make better use of historical insect collections for DNA barcoding.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Feb 2015

Disentangling a taxonomic nightmare?

Maybe my title is over the top, but identifying some pretty blue beetles proved quite a challenge!

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Law and the illegal wildlife trade in China

A small but important change in Chinese law would help end the trade in Ivory.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Passing on the key – making freshwater mollusc identification easier in Australia

We’re working on enabling everyone to identify the rich freshwater mollusc fauna of Australia!

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Feb 2015

Why it matters that marine taxonomists are becoming an “endangered species”

Without taxonomists, we won't know what species we have and what species we're driving to extinction

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Penny Berents, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Feb 2015

The past, present and future of Australia’s mammals

What makes Australian mammals so interesting?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Finding needles in a haystack

Detecting tiny exotic flies just got easier thanks to DNA barcoding, and now we also know where they came from.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

All credit to Krefft: Gerard Krefft’s invisible new species of dunnart

150 years later, we set a naming record straight!

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Dr Sandy Ingleby, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Jan 2015