• Science

    This week in Fish: Scalloped Hammerhead

    This week we feature underwater footage of a Scalloped Hammerhead, images of a range of fishes from shallow waters and the deep, and two 'people shots'.

  • Museullaneous

    Welcome to the Australian Museum Archives blog

    The Australian Museum Archives holds more than 150 years of records of the Museum, its people, buildings, science, exhibitions and events. In this blog we want to share some of the things we enjoy about our collections, tell some Museum stories and give you an insight into the work we do every da

  • At The Museum

    Farewell to Henry the turtle

    After two and a half years at the Australian Museum, Henry has resigned from his position as Krefft's Turtle, Emydura krefftii, in the Surviving Australia exhibition.

  • Museullaneous

    My reflections from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop

    What did I conclude from the Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop at the Science Museum, London? Well, organisational change is hard, so I'll share some of my learning that relates to the new ways of working given the online world. It's relevant to co-curation as the way th

  • Museullaneous

    Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop Part 2

    Quick notes from Day 2 of the workshop at the Science Museum, London.

  • Museullaneous

    Co-curation and the Public History of Science Workshop Part 1

    Attending this workshop at the Science Museum, London. The aim is to create dialogue and debate and learn from each others' experience of co-curation as the Science Musuem moves into the next phase of gallery redevelopment. Here are my quick notes. There is also more on the workshop wiki:

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Flyingfishes in flight

    This week we feature some lovely images of flying fishes in flight ... or should I say glide?  There are images of a larval surgeonfish, a gudgeon in freshwater and a selection of fishes caught on hook and line.  Thank you as always to all our contributors.

  • At The Museum

    QR Codes at the Museum

    This week at the Australian Museum we have decided to go down the QR Code lane and place some extra interaction on a few of the Museum's favourite specimens.

  • Science

    Welcome to the Lizard Island Research Station blog

    Life at Lizard Island Research Station is never dull. Fabulous coral reef environment, exciting discoveries, interesting visitors, amazing natural events! This post includes giant clam spawning, just to get you started.

  • Science

    First terrestrial mammal recorded from Lizard Island

    Tracks of a small mammal have been seen on several beaches at Lizard Island beaches since October 2009.

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Grow a backbone!

    This week we feature an incredible piece of research on deepsea fishes that have flexible 'necks' that lack vertebrae.  Bizarre!  Four new movies were loaded, a bunch of images added, and a new image gallery for triggerfishes was compiled.

  • Science

    Grow a backbone!

    Can you imagine living without the vertebrae in your neck?  Surely no animal on earth has a backbone that doesn't connect with its skull.  Think again ...

  • At The Museum

    Crocodile vet check

    The new hatchling crocodiles had their first veterinary appointment today and recieved a clean bill of health.

  • Science

    Flying foxes on powerlines

    Keep an eye out for electrocuted bats on powerlines at this time of year.

  • At The Museum

    Quest for the perfect indoor pinhole camera

    How do you create a pinhole camera that can be used inside a room with no windows or natural light and have the ability to demonstrate its own workings?