Latest blog entries

The excitement continues: post-Lord Howe Island expedition

Now that all of the AM’s collections and research teams have safely arrived back home, what next? ‘Lots’ is the answer!

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 May 2017

Carb-loading Ibis are long-term stayers

We know that Australian White Ibis enjoy a sandwich in the park, but it’s not just because sausages aren’t on offer.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 May 2017

Citizen Science making a difference

The South Lawson Bushcare group has been working to control weeds and rejuvenate natural bushland for 20 years.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 May 2017

World Science Festival 2017

The World Science Festival is an annual weeklong celebration and exploration of science, with events held in Brisbane and New York.

By: Ms Ellie Downing , Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 May 2017

The truth comes out in the end

Genetic analysis of scats (faecal pellets) from a remnant rock-wallaby colony has revealed an unexpected evolutionary history.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 May 2017

Camera Trapping

From goannas and sparrows to quolls and kangaroos, citizen scientists play a key role in identifying animals from camera trap footage.

By: Jessica O’Donnell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 May 2017

What a Star!

Six-year-old Julian Perros has raised $620 to help fight the devastating impacts of the Crown of Thorns Starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 May 2017

Two new species of ‘micro’ termite

Termites can be hard to identify, both in your floorboards and in the lab. But finding two new species of them might not be all bad news!

By: Tim Lee, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 May 2017

VIP: Very Important Phasmid

Introducing a Very Important Phasmid, now rehoused at Melbourne Zoo thanks to the efforts on an AM led expedition to Balls Pyramid.

By: Rohan Cleave (Melbourne Zoo), Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2017

1860s: A Naturalist's Legacy

Throughout the 1860s the Australian Museum was led by its formidable, but ill-fated German born curator — Gerard Krefft.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Apr 2017