Latest blog entries

This Week in Fish: Freaky Blind Fish

This week we feature the amazing blind Cave Gudgeon.  Only found in Australia, it lives in lightless waters in caves and sinkholes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Aug 2013

Frank Hurley underwater

Before the invention of underwater cameras, photographers had to come up with novel ways to approximate the underwater world.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Jul 2013

Weapons of Forgotten War

Our native wars – no longer out of mind.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jul 2013

This Week in Fish: Do fish really smell?

Another fish-filled week flashed past.  Try saying that with a mouthful of cornflakes!  Thank you very much to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Jul 2013

Beautiful Worms? Photographic display now open (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

Today we opened the first public event related to the International Polychaetes Conference.

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: Science, Date: 26 Jul 2013

Digitising 40 years of the Australian Museum Magazine

We’ve unlocked the cabinet and are releasing free digital versions of our magazines to the public.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jul 2013

Ghost net art: Work nears completion

Since our departure from Darnley Island in late May, the artists at Erub Erwer Meta have been busy making ghost net works for the museum.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2013

How it All Began (Polychaetes Conference 2013)

Thirty years ago, way back in 1983, 85 people from 15 countries gathered at the Australian Museum to spend a week talking about worms.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2013

SciFest 2013

The Australian Museum is participating in SciFest a video conferencing festival promoting science and technology.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 Jul 2013

This week in fish: Flash fishes!

This week you'll be blown out of the water by the amazing footage of flashlight fishes filmed at night.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Jul 2013