Latest blog entries

Niue's Only Endemic Butterfly Discovered by Museum Researcher

A Q&A with Australian Museum research associate, Rob Lachlan, the discoverer of a very rare species that will soon be the national butterfly of Niue (and feature on a special run of postage stamps!).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2012

Climate Change: The multifaceted phenomenon

The changes in the natural environment are coupled with significant social, economic and political changes.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 Jul 2012

New genus of fish named after Richard Dawkins

Australian Museum Research Associate Rohan Pethiyagoda and coauthors have recently described a new genus of fish - Dawkinsia, named after evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jul 2012

Our Dino in China: Winny is off to Beijing

Our puppet dinosaur, Winny the Muttaburrasaurus, is on a mission to the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Dino Operator and Visitor Events Co-ordinator David Bock discusses preparations.

By: Mr David Bock, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Jul 2012

This week in Fish: Bruce Robison and spawning Luderick

This week we were visited by Dr Bruce Robison from MBARI.  Bruce gave a fascinating presentation on deepwater animals.  Another highlight was watching footage of a Luderick spawning aggregation.  I had never before seen the colour change shown by the males.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jul 2012

Thoughts on Deep Oceans

Our Members were asked what they thought/learned from the Deep Oceans exhibition. Here's what some of them said...  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Jul 2012

Museums Orchestrating Diversities for Harmonious Change

Papers from the Alma S. Wittlin and Stephen E. Weil Memorial Lectures held during the 22nd General Conference of ICOM, 2010 now online.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jul 2012

This week in fish: Lots of movies

This week we added some great new movies from Ian Banks, the Serpent Project and two taken by me in South Australia.  The week also had a distinctly 'sunfishy flavour'. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jul 2012

The full FLW 2012 finalist list released

Who are the finalists of FLW 2012: Deep Oceans? ...

By: Jane Johnston, Category: At The Museum, Date: 05 Jul 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Rennell and Bellona and the Atoll of Fakaofo, Tokelau

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 5...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2012