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Wildlife detectives

How does Australia protect its biodiversity from the illegal import of exotic species?

By: Deborah White, Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 May 2013

Why do we collect?

Why do Museums have natural history collections? What would happen if we didn’t have them?

By: Deborah White, Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 May 2013

Grey-headed Flying Foxes in peril

The poor Grey-headed Flying Fox has been much maligned...

By: Deborah White, Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 May 2013

Controlling Crown of Thorns

Some ground-breaking trials have recently been performed at our Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef.

By: Charlie Shuetrim, Category: Science, Date: 22 May 2013

Connecting with Communities

Through video conferencing distance is no longer an obstacle to the Australian Museums collections and experts

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 May 2013

This Week in Fish: Mako magic

What do you see in the image?  Interlocking vine leaves? Think again. These are the scales of a Mako Shark from the fish collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 May 2013

Cultural Collections at the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival

In April, we attended the CPAF in Melbourne to explore new Pacifica social and cultural initiatives being championed in the state.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Keren Ruki, Dion Peita, Mr Logan Metcalfe, Mrs Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: Science, Date: 16 May 2013

World Migratory Bird Day 2013

To recognise World Migratory Bird Day Australian Museum Streamwatch volunteers participated in a wetlands day at Bicentennial Park.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 May 2013

This week in fish: A week of beards

ZZ Top didn't visit (unfortunately), but the bearded Peter Unmack did. The totally bizarre Bearded Leatherjacket also made an appearance.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 May 2013

Balinese Expressions: Paintings in the Temple

Ceremonies at Pura Bale Batur – four decades apart.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 May 2013