Latest blog entries

Help us understand Sydney's Cockatoos

How can you help this world-first study being conducted by the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, the University of Sydney and us?

By: Dr Richard Major, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Apr 2013

This week in fish: Inside a drummer

Exciting happenings this week include a small shark with a big appetite, drummers with weird buoyancy devices and a Sydney Harbour surprise.

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

Koala genome breakthrough

What do the Tasmanian Devil, Tamar Wallaby and Platypus all have in common – other than all being native Australian mammals?

By: Juliet Gauchat, Category: Science, Date: 18 Apr 2013

15 April: South Georgia on my mind (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

You can imagine by now that we are all champing at the bit to arrive at South Georgia and begin our next round of sampling.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 17 Apr 2013

DigiVol: Who are the coolest kids on the block?

DigiVol volunteers wearing their new colourful T shirts.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Apr 2013

Denise Wallace’s Visit

Words and memories bring Inuit-Eskimo cultures to life.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 17 Apr 2013

Making connections in Antarctica

What attracts museum research scientist Dr Nerida Wilson to the Scotia Arc, a series of islands linking South America to Antarctica?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 16 Apr 2013

Housing required: chiton shells seek preservation

How much can be said about the process of putting some shells in a new box? Possibly more than you’d think!

By: Wendy Richards, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Apr 2013

Ghost Net art: Erub Erwer Meta visit

In February, we received a visit from artists and staff from Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Arts Centre).

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

12 April: Great Expectations (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Today I asked one of our scientists (who had never been on an Antarctic research cruise before) what she thought of the operation so far.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013