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    Australian Frog Atlas: Revealing the true distributions of Australia’s frogs with the help of citizen scientists

    The most detailed maps of Australia’s frogs have now been produced and are open access for frog research and conservation.

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    Unravelling the frog diversity of Gondwanan rainforests

    Continuing research in rainforests of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland has recently resulted in the scientific description of two unique frog species.

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    It’s CSI – frogs edition and we need you!

    Check your frog photos for frog-biting flies and submit them to our study to help us develop a new, DNA based frog detection method.

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    News from LIRS: Learning from the cleaners and their clients

    Each month, a selected blog from Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation (LIRRF) is featured at the AM. LIRRF supports scientific research & education at the AM’s Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef. This month, we feature: Learning from the cleaners and their clients.

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    Bones of contention

    In a fierce rivalry surpassed only by rugby players, Australian waters are home to creatures that are not seen in Aotearoa New Zealand. Or . . . are they? Cephalopod expert, Dr Mandy Reid at the Australian Museum, explores further.

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    Looking beyond the headlines: How did snails fare in the 2019-2020 bushfires?

    A new study by Australian Museum researchers sheds light on the impacts of the 2019-2020 wildfires on land snails in north-eastern NSW.

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    Socialising to survive

    Earlier exits of H. sapiens from Africa were overprinted by the big exit around 60-70,000 years ago. Why was this exodus so successful when the earlier excursions were not? A new study by an international team of scientists confirm that social networking was key to this success.

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    Recording absence records on the FrogID app

    The FrogID app now includes the ability to let us know when no frogs are calling - an ‘absence’ or ‘null’ record, adding scientific value to the FrogID dataset.

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    News from LIRS: 2022 Critical Research Grant awarded

    Each month, a selected blog from Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation (LIRRF) is featured at the AM. LIRRF supports scientific research & education at the AM’s Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef. For this month, we feature: 2022 Critical Research Grant awarded.

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    Deep dark dumplings: Two new bottletail squids from New Zealand

    Decades after their discovery, two species of bottletail squid are finally formally described. Jae Santos at the Australian Museum tells us how these species differ from other squids, and the stages in bringing new species to light.

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    Magnificent discoveries on Lord Howe Island

    A recent snail survey on Lord Howe Island was punctuated with shouts of excitement, as we found not one, not two, but three rarely seen species.

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    Future-proofing the koala: How museums can help protect an Australian icon

    The most comprehensive genetic assessment of koala populations to date has provided fascinating insights into how the species responded to past climate change, and highlights the critical role of museums in supporting ongoing conservation efforts.

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    News from LIRS: Damselfishes in colour

    Each month, a selected blog from Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation (LIRRF) is featured at the AM. LIRRF supports scientific research & education at the AM’s Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef. For this month, we feature: Damselfishes in colour.

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    Conserving Australia’s Mahogany glider

    Australian Museum scientist, Dr Stephen Jackson, leads the publication of the recovery plan for the endangered mahogany glider.

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    Bone density in big cats: zoos vs. the wild

    A recent study by an international team of scientists has tested the expectation that big cats in the wild exhibit greater skeletal density than their captive counterparts. The results of which affect future comparative studies and rewilding programs!