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Where did all the tiny brown frogs come from?

How small brown frogs are helping us understand the drivers of biodiversity in Asia.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 4: The strange obsessions of Australia’s greatest crab collector

In the 1940s, naturalist Mel Ward created the Gallery of Natural History and Native Art in the Blue Mountains, exhibiting some 25,000 crabs.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 3: Charles Darwin and the curator’s chair

In 1874, Museum Curator Gerard Krefft espoused Darwin’s theory of evolution. The Board of Trustees were less than impressed.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Mar 2018

How sheep poo can help defend threatened native plants

Are Australia’s sheep eating threatened plants? Turns out they’ve been ‘dropping’ hints…

By: Dr Tim Lee, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Mar 2018

Nemo won’t find home in an acidified ocean

As oceans become more acid, senses larval fishes need to navigate will become dysfunctional.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Mar 2018

Cosmopolitan species: do they exist?

Cosmopolitan species are reported to occur globally in most habitats from the intertidal to abyssal depths, but can the records be trusted?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Mar 2018

Treasures podcast ep 2: The great gold nugget and the cricket stumps

In the early 1800s, Sydney was the kind of town where you might win and lose your fortune in a single day.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Mar 2018

Hissing and Hopping through the Australian Museum

Work experience at the museum is one of the best things any aspiring scientist could do.

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 Mar 2018

Treasures podcast ep 1: The first and finest gallery in the land

Step inside the Westpac Long Gallery – home of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Mar 2018

Learning language in GADI

You probably know how to say ‘hello’ in French – but do you know the word in Sydney language?

By: Renee Cawthorne, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Mar 2018