Latest blog entries

Museum Mystery of the Week - Number Two

Museum mystery number two was found on a beach in Queensland by one of our visitors and caused quite a stir  amongst staff! 

By: Ella Minton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Mar 2011

Specimens lost to the Australian Museum

In the 19th and early 20th centuries museums often purchased specimens to increase the size and variey of their collections. Read about one intended purchase that unfortunately did not proceed.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

Linkasaurus: Your Weekly Link Fix

Curated for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Shark in trouble

It was a 'week of sharks'.  The highlight was the addition of some quite disturbing images of a White Shark being 'strangled' by a plastic packing strap.  Other less upsetting images, including two of Galapagos Sharks, were also added to the site.  Thank you as always to all of you who contributed and commented throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Mar 2011

“What’s your favourite app?”

At last Tuesday’s Jurassic Lounge we’ve asked our visitors some questions about mobile usage. People with a smartphone gave us some insight in the way they use their phone, how much money they spend on apps and which apps are their favourite! We are planning on doing some more surveys this month and the results, of course will appear on the blog.  

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Mar 2011

Do you really need that shopping bag?

We have all heard that discarding plastic waste at sea can lead to problems. The images to the right speak for themslelves.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Southern Smiler

This week considerable effort has gone into the 'master list' of species on the site.  When completed, the list will allow users to easily see a summary of the images and fact sheets available for each species.  As usual, some great images were added during the week, plus a fact sheet on shrimpgobies and their relationship with burrowing shrimps.  Thank you to all our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2011

Solar power switched on

The Station's new solar power system was switched on at 3.00 pm on Thursday 24th February 2011. It was designed to reduce by about 50% the amount of diesel used for generating electricity and hence reduce carbon emissions by that proportion. In its first month of operation, it has been working much better than that.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2011

10,000 teenagers wanted!

I received this invitation and thought I would share it with you. All the details are below and I look forward to seeing you there!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2011

Teaching the Facebook Generation

Great article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald about how teachers and schools are adapting to using social networks (or not...). 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 28 Feb 2011