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    News from LIRS: Changing reefs

    Each month, a selected blog from Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation is featured at the AM. For this month, we feature Changing reefs.

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    The Faces of Mummies

    Melissa Holt, project conservator at the Australian Museum, tells us about the conservation treatment of four Ancient Egyptian Cartonnage coverings, including three masks! Read part one, in this special AM blog series.

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    Out of the ashes: Post-bushfire lessons on how we can better manage our fauna

    In September 2021, the Royal Zoological Society of NSW held their annual forum online – receiving more registrations than ever before, with a tremendous range of talks focused on the impacts of the 2019-20 megafires and post-bushfire management.

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    Russian dolls and shark snacks

    What are in shark guts? And what can the contents tell us? The results can be confusing – as we find prey, within prey. To decipher this ‘Russian doll effect’, scientists from the University of Sydney, Australian Museum and NSW Department of Primary Industries tell us more.

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    News from LIRS: The rise and fall of turf-algae empires

    Each month, a selected blog from Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation is featured at the AM. For biodiversity month, we feature the rise and fall of turf-algae empires.

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    The diverse world of Annelida: an international consideration

    Annelida, a common and diverse group of marine invertebrates, populate habitats all over the world. However, many questions around their evolutionary relationships remain unanswered - AM scientists invited international colleagues to help!

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    Do Pobblebonks sing to suit their surrounds? Calling all citizen scientists to help solve this mystery!

    If a frog calls in a forest, would anyone actually hear it? This may sound like a philosophical question, but it is a genuine concern for frogs – like ‘pobblebonks’ – living in forested habitats. Find out how you can help using the FrogID app!

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    News from LIRS: Deconstructing coral colonies

    Each month, a selected blog from Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation is featured at the AM. For this month, we feature Deconstructing Coral Colonies.

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    One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish

    Examination of historical museum specimens, in both Australian and Indonesian collections, resolve a 170-year taxonomic conundrum.

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    Reaching new heights: A new species of frog found on the second highest mountain in Vietnam

    A species new to science has been discovered by an international team of scientists, including Australian Museum Amphibian and Reptile curator, Dr Jodi Rowley. This new species of tiny frog, at only 2-3 cm in body length, can be found in the mountainous forest on Mount Pu Ta Leng, Vietnam.

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    What’s that smell? Protecting our wildlife using volatilomes

    ACWG and UTS Centre for Forensic Science PhD candidate Amber Brown, and supervising scientists Dr. Greta Frankham, Dr. Maiken Ueland and Dr. Barbara Stuart, have completed a world-first study which optimised the collection and analysis of volatilomes from live reptiles.

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    Fire shooting ‘butterfly bobtail’ named in honour of Professor Merlin Crossley!

    Two new species of ‘butterfly bobtail’ squid have been discovered among museum collections. One species has been named Iridoteuthis merlini in honour of longstanding Australian Museum affiliate and UNSW professor, Merlin Crossley.

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    Much to discover: Collaborative biodiversity surveys in northern Australia

    The latest Bush Blitz expedition brought together teams of biologists, including AMRI scientists, and community to better understand the biodiversity of Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. Dane Trembath and Dr Jodi Rowley tell us more about the amazing biodiversity in northern Australia.

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    The quest for deep sea critters

    Although the recent Indian Ocean Territories expedition has been suspended, we found many fascinating deep sea animals during our 19 days at sea. Dr Ingo Burghardt, AMRI scientist on board the CSIRO research vessel Investigator, shares the latest findings.

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    Australian Museum’s 130-year-old black coral collection reveals hidden Australian biodiversity

    Black corals in the Australian Museum represent a treasure trove of biodiversity information – including undescribed species and new species records for Australian waters!