• Science

    Slingjaw Wrasse feeding

    The Slingjaw Wrasse is aptly named.  The video shows excellent slow-motion footage of the greatly protrusible mouth during feeding. Click on the link to the fact sheet for more information on this species.

  • Science

    Fish frontiers

    Fish scientists find on average about one species per week previously unknown from Australian waters, yet there is still so much we don’t know, says Museum ichthyologist Dr Jeff Leis.

  • Science

    Candiru - careful where you go...

    Over the years quite a few people have asked me about the Candiru.  Is it really true that this fish can end up inside the bladder of an unfortunate person who urinates in the wrong stream?

  • Lifelong Learning

    Students speak for biodiversity

    As part of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity 180 students from 11 high schools gave oral presentations about their biodiversity learning projects in the theatrette at the Australian Museum.

  • Museullaneous

    Do museum shops need to know about Web 2.0 and social media?

    Well, probably yes which is why I've been asked to run a mini-workshop on this stuff at the Museum Shops Association 2010 Conference on 9 September. If I was a museum shop manager what would I need to know about social media and Web 2.0? Find some answers and other resources on this page

  • At The Museum

    Dinosnore Feedback

    Here's what one of our Australian Museum Members had to say about their Dinosnore experience.

  • Science

    Psychedelic frogfish makes a splash

    In 2009, colleagues at the University of Washington, created quite a stir when they described a new species of frogfish from Indonesia.  The fish goes by the scientific name Histiophryne psychedelica.  When you watch the movie you'll probably agree that psychedelica is

  • Lifelong Learning

    Video Conference - Web to Classroom

    After the success of the Web to Classroom video conference we decided to run this event again. During that workshop teachers were shown time-saving tips for using the Museum's website via video conference.

  • Science

    Common and Standard Names

    Someone asked me about the difference between common and standard names. The video covers this topic and more.

  • Science

    The exciting life of Anglerfishes

    Ichthyology Collection Manager, Mark McGrouther, talks about deepsea anglerfishes.

  • Museullaneous

    How to be clever on Facebook

    For the most part, coporate/museum Facebook pages are pretty much the same: conversations among visitors or inserted opinons. However, there are those out there that are coming up with clever ways of engaging with their audience, you just have to do a lot of sifting. How could we apply these idea

  • Museullaneous

    Digital Heritage Students Lecture

    Notes from a talk given for students studying digital heritage at the University of Western Sydney.

  • Museullaneous

    Knowing the Collections audit report

    There have been various media stories in the past few days concerning the Museum's collections. These stories relate to the recommendations of the Audit Office of NSW in the report Knowing the Collections: Australian Museum, released on 1 September 2010. Read on for further clarification and info

  • Museullaneous

    The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers

    The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers was launched on 16 August 2010 by the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra as part of National Science Week.