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Earthquakes and tsunamis

What causes earthquakes and why do tsunamis often follow a large earthquake?

By: Ross Pogson, Category: Science, Date: 17 Mar 2011

Hot Science Global Citizens 2011 Symposium

What is the role of the museum sector in climate change interventions? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Mar 2011

This week in web: 14 March 2011

OK it is a bit late, but here are our web stats for January and February 2011.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Mar 2011

Museum Mystery of the Week - Number Two

Museum mystery number two was found on a beach in Queensland by one of our visitors and caused quite a stir  amongst staff! 

By: Ella Minton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Mar 2011

Specimens lost to the Australian Museum

In the 19th and early 20th centuries museums often purchased specimens to increase the size and variey of their collections. Read about one intended purchase that unfortunately did not proceed.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

Linkasaurus: Your Weekly Link Fix

Curated for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Shark in trouble

It was a 'week of sharks'.  The highlight was the addition of some quite disturbing images of a White Shark being 'strangled' by a plastic packing strap.  Other less upsetting images, including two of Galapagos Sharks, were also added to the site.  Thank you as always to all of you who contributed and commented throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Mar 2011

“What’s your favourite app?”

At last Tuesday’s Jurassic Lounge we’ve asked our visitors some questions about mobile usage. People with a smartphone gave us some insight in the way they use their phone, how much money they spend on apps and which apps are their favourite! We are planning on doing some more surveys this month and the results, of course will appear on the blog.  

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Mar 2011

Do you really need that shopping bag?

We have all heard that discarding plastic waste at sea can lead to problems. The images to the right speak for themslelves.

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

This week in Fish: Southern Smiler

This week considerable effort has gone into the 'master list' of species on the site.  When completed, the list will allow users to easily see a summary of the images and fact sheets available for each species.  As usual, some great images were added during the week, plus a fact sheet on shrimpgobies and their relationship with burrowing shrimps.  Thank you to all our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2011