Latest blog entries

Expedition to Swain Reefs

According to Gilbert Whitley '...surely the spirits of the Barrier Reef naturalists may haunt the heavenly air of Heron Island'

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2015

Afterlife: Man in a Coffin

A practice of forensic examination.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Nov 2015

Afterlife: Gifts from Thebes

Mummies, history and science at the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Nov 2015

Teaming up to help fight the illegal rhino horn trade

AMRI, Scottish and Vietnamese wildlife forensic scientists excited to see the difference their collaboration can make to real-world issues

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Nov 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Bismarck's Imperial Commissioner

Race, anthropology and German colonial venture in Melanesia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Nov 2015

A Cave Made to Order

The Australian Museum used to have its own richly-decorated limestone cave

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 Oct 2015

All is revealed: the Kermadec Biodiscovery Expedition

The long-awaited volume reporting on discoveries made on the 2011 Kermadec Expedition is now hot off the press.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Mark McGrouther, Dr Stephen Keable, Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Oct 2015

The Yeti Crab has a past - a new fossil family of Squat Lobsters

Old fossils reveal new surprises when we know what to look for

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Oct 2015

Brian Robinson

Linking Melanesian Art and Culture.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Oct 2015

Same same but different – a taxonomic detective story

DNA sequences expose cryptic species of land snail on a remote Kimberley island

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Oct 2015