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Superstar sunfish seeks solace

After its starring role in the 2012 Deep Oceans exhibition, the large Ocean Sunfish is on its way back to the fish collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2012

Creating video content from interviews

Editor Deb White provides a checklist to help you as the interviewer or video producer to brief your interviewee and structure your video.

By: Deborah White, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2012

Communicators - get on, not under, the digital bus

Editor Deb White will discuss the recent adaptation of her skills in communicating via text to the world of video communication. She also offers links to a variety of short films that highlight the various ways that having a storytelling/communication background can stand you in good stead for a career in the digital age.  

By: Deborah White, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Fish out of water

This week we have something special for you. Our Chadwick Biodiversity Fellow Gina Cooke has returned from Mauritius where she took some fantastic fish photos and videos.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Nov 2012

Making a Great exhibition

Putting together an exhibition takes staff with passion, creativity and vision, and a great selection of objects too!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics has launched

Our new centre will answer questions about forensics, conservation and biodiversity.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Museum Scientist wins 2012 Whitley Book Award

A book on squat lobsters co-edited by the Museum’s Dr Shane Ahyong has won the Whitley award for best invertebrate natural history book.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Culture change

The 20th anniversary in June 2012 of the Mabo decision overturning terra nullius in Australia has justifiably been marked and celebrated.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Gotta luv a BRUV!

A BRUV... you know, a baited remote underwater video.  BRUVs film fishes as they go about their business.  Check out the two rare fishes in Hamish Malcolm's movie taken at the Solitaries (top link).  As usual, my gratitude goes to the great community of 'fish folk' who make these pages possible.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2012

Alexander the Great goes mobile

Our Alexander the Great exhibition is about to launch. What are we offering for mobile devices? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 16 Nov 2012