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Dusky Whaler juveniles in Sydney 2011

Juvenile Dusky Whalers have once again been sighted in the Shelly Beach/Fairy Bower area of Sydney. Following on from sightings in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Gaetan Guilhon emailed to say that he had filmed juveniles in the same area on 28 May 2011.  View his embedded video below.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jun 2011

Bugwise - virtual experiences

Bugwise session were part of the Learning for Sustainability Video Conference Festival in June 2011

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 Jun 2011

This week in Fish: Moorish Idols and sponge eaters

This week we feature two more movies of Kermadec Islands fishes and we ask the question "Which fishes eat sponges?".

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2011

Which fishes eat sponges?

A colleague just asked me this question. I had to confess that I wasn't sure of the answer.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2011

Revealing some of our conservators

Last week I was lucky enough to stumble upon some conservators restoring a very special heritage item in the Museum.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Jun 2011

Meeting our young friends

The Queen's Birthday long-weekend saw huge crowds visit the Museum. We thank everyone for coming out in such blustery and wintery weather. We especially thank one visitor for bringing his mum to his favourite place.

By: Tim Moulton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Jun 2011

Who is the woman painting the background?

Investigating the woman in the 1922 photograph of two museum staff painting the background of one of the museum's first dioramas.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jun 2011

This week in Fish: Back to reality

Returning to work after three weeks on fieldwork is not always easy.  Despite the excellent efforts of Amanda and Sally, there were many emails to answer and plenty of jobs that had to be done.  I have added a number of images and two movies in a feeble attempt to relive the Kermadec experience.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Jun 2011

Understanding Museums

Understanding Musuems: Australian Museums and Museology, is a new e-publication edited by Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien. What it's all about?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Jun 2011

Birds with a Beat dancers perform at the Museum 2011

The Australian Museum's dance video competition, Birds with a Beat, was a great success.  

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Jun 2011