• Science

    Early coral spawning this year

    Most Acropora species at Lizard Island spawned on the night of 25 November this year, the third night after the full moon. On the following night, many goniasterid and favid corals spawned, and on the night after that it was the turn of Porites corals.

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    Fish Collection tour

    Join Fish Collection Manager Mark McGrouther on a quick tour through some of the Fish Collection at the Australian Museum.

  • Science

    Design for Humanity

    When a natural disaster strikes children, little children under the age of five are most at risk. Children in developing countries and those at war already have a difficult time and when a natural disaster occurs it just adds to their problems.

  • Museullaneous

    The Harry Burrell collection digitisation project

    Intern Willy Kwong describes some highlights of his project to rehouse, scan and register the wonderfully varied Harry Burrell Collection.

  • Science

    This week in Fish: First Black Marlin

    This week we feature an historic image of the first marlin caught on hook and line.  We show staff moving polydrums and more.

  • At The Museum

    What is the Search & Discover blog?

    This blog provides insights about what’s happening in Search & Discover - the Australian Museum's information and resource centre.

  • Science

    Sustainable seafood

    Most people would know that we are overfishing our oceans and how this is having a huge affect on the oceans and the wildlife that live there. When you buy your seafood do you have the knowledge to make informed choices?

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    Plastic state of mind

    Music is a great way to get a message across to a large audience, especially to young people.

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    This week in Fish: Cod and Galaxias

    This week, we feature images of a cod swimming more than 1 km below the surface.  From one extreme to the other, we have added images of juvenile Common Galaxias schooling in a shallow pool.  Other additions include common fishes from coastal waters of south-eastern Australia. Thank you

  • Museullaneous

    Another post from our intern

    Intern Willy Kwong talks about why the Australian Museum needs and values the work of the Archives and Records section.

  • At The Museum

    Mount Merapi: it’s Australia’s ‘fault’

    Not all exhibitions at the Museum take months or years of planning. Sometimes we have a day!

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Triggerfish movies

    This week we feature 3 triggerfish movies.  Two new blog posts tell us more about the lives of larval fishes and the incredible amalgamation of thee fish families into one.  As usual we have posted plenty of new images and combined images of anemonefishes into a gallery.

  • Science

    Tasmania bans plastic bags

    After seven years and tri-partisan support the plastic bag will be banned in Tasmania within 12 months.

  • Science

    Fish in hot water

    Last night we had a terrific talk in the beach house by Prof Phil Munday of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University: "Fish in hot water: how will climate change affect coral reef fishes?".

  • Science

    More on that amazing discovery

    Volunteer Science Writer, Stephanie Guzik, tells us more about the "Overdue Family Reunion".