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19 April: Treasure hunting (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

This morning we were ready to go trawling at Shag Rocks.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

18 April: What are you saying? (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

After fishing on the north side of South Georgia for a couple of days, we decided to move around to the south side.  

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

16 April: Epic battles at sea (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Finally this morning we arrived at South Georgia and began fishing in earnest.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

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