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07/21/2017 at 07:52. Facebook
One from the archives. 'Kookaburras' by HJ (Harry) Burrell circa 1914-1918. --> [ Australianmuseum.net.au Link ]
One from the archives 'Kookaburras' by HJ Harry Burrell circa 1914 1918
Lucy Andrews
Australian Museum
Australian Museum
07/20/2017 at 06:29. Facebook
Ever seen a Goblin Shark? As far as weird creatures go, this is up there.
Ever seen a Goblin Shark As far as weird creatures go this is up there
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Dan Roberts
Kaelan Outram
Australian Museum
Australian Museum
07/19/2017 at 06:28. Facebook
A new computer model suggests the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex may have been more of a brisk walker. Via National Geographic
A new computer model suggests the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex may have been

Actually, You Could Have Outrun a T. rex

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Mark Clelland
Sara Newton
Australian Museum
Australian Museum
07/18/2017 at 06:21. Facebook
"It’s important that we continue to invite Aboriginal professionals, artists and curators to come through and interpret the Museum's collections and the cultural material...and to think about how - in the longer term - that Aboriginal people have access, more access, to their cultural objects."

Sharni Jones, Manager, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Collection in conversation with AM... View more »
"It’s important that we continue to invite Aboriginal professionals artists and curators

AMplify ep 33: Sharni Jones, Manager - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Collection

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Ever been told that we only use 10% of our brain? That lightning never strikes twice? Baloney! Learn the science to debunk myths at Super Science Saturday on 12 August.
Ever been told that we only use 10 of our brain That

Super Science Saturday

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Kirsty Mercer
Tim Coen
A Humpback whale ‘hand’ found at Little Bay, Sydney in the late 1860s and photographed by Henry Barnes at the Australian Museum (with unknown Preparator included for scale!) Notice the ‘bone shelf’ in the background.

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A Humpback whale ‘hand’ found at Little Bay Sydney in the late

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"Photographer Franco Banfi and a team of scuba divers were following a pod of sperm whales when suddenly the large creatures became motionless and began to take a synchronized vertical rest." via Colossal
"Photographer Franco Banfi and a team of scuba divers were following a

A Photographer Captures the Unusual Way Sperm Whales Sleep

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Trevor Graham
Bobby Simonsson
This is it. The LAST weekend with our 8-legged friends. We're gonna miss these guys! If you haven't visited our Spiders - Alive and Deadly exhibition, there's still time — it closes this Sunday 16 July. Grab your tickets now --> [ Australianmuseum.net.au Link ] Photos by Abram Powell © Australian Museum.
This is it The LAST weekend with our 8 legged friends We're
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Carolina Wallhult
High-five, it's Friday! A scientifically adorable gecko foot (Gehyra koira), snapped by AM's Herpetologist Stephen Mahony while on a Bush Blitz in Bradshaw NT --> [ Bit.ly Link ]
High five it's Friday A scientifically adorable gecko foot Gehyra koira snapped

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It's a whaley big day for our friends at Natural History Museum, London with the unveiling of 'Hope', a 25 metre blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling of their redeveloped Hintze Hall. The largest known animal ever to have lived on Earth, blue whales were hunted to the brink of extinction, but were the first species humans decided to save on a global scale. Hope joins our own sperm... View more »
It's a whaley big day for our friends at Natural History Museum
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Judy Veitch
Thanks to wildlife warrior and all-round legend Bindi Irwin for wishing us a happy 190th birthday!

You can celebrate this exciting milestone with us too. Upload a photo memory from your time at the Australian Museum, and you could win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the AM vaults for you and five friends. To share you memory click here --> or tag #AMmemory on Instagram. #AM190th
Thanks to wildlife warrior and all round legend Bindi Irwin for wishing
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Rozi Diamond
This Saturday night our historical halls will be transformed into an after-hours playground for grown-ups. Come and party! -->
This Saturday night our historical halls will be transformed into an after

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Shintelle Brotherton
Casey Jaymes
Brie Willoughby-Knox
Wasp nest? Honeycomb? Nope. This is the egg sac of a praying mantis (order Mantodea). This fascinating, foamy pouch is called an ootheca, and can contain anywhere from a few to hundreds of mantis eggs!
Wasp nest Honeycomb Nope This is the egg sac of a praying

Praying mantises: Order Mantodea

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Reid Withnell
Gary Taylor
Michael Wickham
"Two cute purple swamphen chicks emerged out of the reeds, falling over each other chasing after the parent. Every now and then the parent stopped to nudge them gently. It was a beautiful interaction to witness and this moment showed the cuteness and clumsiness of the chicks."

'Kung Foo Fighting Swamphens' by Shelley Pearson is a Finalist in the 2017 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer... View more »
"Two cute purple swamphen chicks emerged out of the reeds falling over

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Sophia Rose Hardy
Odin Talavera
One week to go until the AM is remixed by artists, DJs and scientists into an after-hours playground for grown-ups. It's Jurassic Lounge: Robots vs Dinosaurs. Which side are you on?
One week to go until the AM is remixed by artists DJs

Jurassic Lounge - Robots vs Dinosaurs

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Kate Ruggeri
Linda Pearson
The Golden Huntsman can run 31 times its body length in a second - that's almost six times faster than Usain Bolt!
The Golden Huntsman can run 31 times its body length in a

Spiders - Alive & Deadly

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Alex Law
Cassie Radford
Mark Stothard
The things you pass on your way to the kitchen at the Australian Museum. A reconstruction of a Caudipteryx zoui, a Chinese feathered dinosaur (and some friends), being rolled out of our Dinosaurs exhibition to make room for some exciting changes (coming in September/October). #behindthescenes #dinosaur
The things you pass on your way to the kitchen at the

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Ethan Beaver
Vanessa Vazquez Evans
Nicky Pearson
AM's Dr Rebecca Johnson is one of 30 female scientists and technologists to be named the first Superstars of STEM - ready to smash stereotypes and forge a new generation of role models for young women and girls.
AM's Dr Rebecca Johnson is one of 30 female scientists and technologists

Superstars to smash science gender stereotypes

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Ghost nets, or fishing nets abandoned at sea, pose a massive threat to marine life and birds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are turning these destructive materials into works of art. #NAIDOCWEEK

Image: Turtle made from ghost nets by Ellarose Savage (2012) © Australian Museum.
Ghost nets or fishing nets abandoned at sea pose a massive threat

Ghost Net Art

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Happy NAIDOC Week! Come along to our special NAIDOC Week gamarada on Tuesday 4 July (1pm-4pm) to craft your own natural string by hand using native fibres from the Wailwaan bush!
Happy NAIDOC Week Come along to our special NAIDOC Week gamarada on

gamarada - Aboriginal Cultural Experience

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