Latest blog entries

Food for thought: Love your seafood AND our oceans!

It’s no secret—Australians love their seafood! But a lot of the fish we love is not sustainably fished or farmed. Are you willing to swap your favourite yellow fin tuna for a more sustainable yellow eye mullet?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Aug 2011

By strategy

Director of the Australian Museum Frank Howarth calls for the media to stop giving air to ‘the shrinking number of increasingly shrill climate change deniers’ in this editorial from Explore magazine.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Aug 2011

This week in Fish: Martin and Carl visiting

It has been a busy week.  Two visiting researchers arrived on Monday.  They are examining morid cods in the ichthyology collection for the next fortnight.  We added another image of juvenile Roundface Batfish in Sydney, and bathed in a wealth of new fish images.  Thank you to all who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Aug 2011

What You Would Like To See

The results are in, and the winner!

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 26 Aug 2011

Notes From the Future: A Reflection on My Internship

I carry back a glimpse of the future of evaluation in American museums.

By: Michelle DelCarlo, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Aug 2011

Visitor Perceptions of the Museum and Jurassic Lounge

"Alive & Not Antiquated"

By: Michelle DelCarlo, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Aug 2011

A Jurassic Lounge bouquet

We received this feedback via our website. Thought I'd share with you all. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 24 Aug 2011

Renewable Energy — Is FiT (Feed-In Tariff) a good fit for Australians?

The Australian government hopes to see 20% of Australia’s electricity supply coming from renewable sources by 2020.  Will the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) program help acheive this target?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 24 Aug 2011

Using Biomimicry to cut the carbon!

Biomimicry is looking at the way nature does things and then copying nature to build a sustainable future and now scientist are looking at humans to learn how we can help with climate change.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 24 Aug 2011

Reflections on the Pop-Up Museum

They came, they saw, they conversed. 

By: Michelle DelCarlo, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Aug 2011