Latest blog entries

How sheep poo can help defend threatened native plants

Are Australia’s sheep eating threatened plants? Turns out they’ve been ‘dropping’ hints…

By: Dr Tim Lee, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Mar 2018

Nemo won’t find home in an acidified ocean

As oceans become more acid, senses larval fishes need to navigate will become dysfunctional.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Mar 2018

Cosmopolitan species: do they exist?

Cosmopolitan species are reported to occur globally in most habitats from the intertidal to abyssal depths, but can the records be trusted?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Mar 2018

Treasures podcast ep 2: The great gold nugget and the cricket stumps

In the early 1800s, Sydney was the kind of town where you might win and lose your fortune in a single day.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Mar 2018

Hissing and Hopping through the Australian Museum

Work experience at the museum is one of the best things any aspiring scientist could do.

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 Mar 2018

Treasures podcast ep 1: The first and finest gallery in the land

Step inside the Westpac Long Gallery – home of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Mar 2018

Learning language in GADI

You probably know how to say ‘hello’ in French – but do you know the word in Sydney language?

By: Renee Cawthorne, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Mar 2018

Are isopods on the naughty or nice list?

There’s no such thing as a bad crustacean isopod, not even those parasitic sea lice!

By: Dr Melissa Beata Martin, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Mar 2018

baya-ngara: read/speak knowledge

Native Legends is considered the earliest published piece of writing by an Aboriginal author.

By: Nathan Sentance, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Mar 2018

WeDigBio – a four-day, worldwide transcription blitz

How DigiVol is encouraging citizen scientists to participate in digitising natural history collections

By: Rhiannon Stephens, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Mar 2018