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WA Museum Taxonomists in 2017

Taxonomist Appreciation Day 19 March 2017

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large black cockatoo on a pale background

Untimely cockatoo death reveals important information on local movements

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Shale slope

Field work and the thrill of discovery

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A new species of spider crab in northern Australia

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Extent of the Indian Ocean

The Leeuwin Effect – when the Indian Ocean houses Pacific taxa

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New subterranean arachnid described from the Pilbara

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Image of Pseudoscorpion

Western Australian Museum scientists describe new species of arachnid from Barrow Island, Western Australia.

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Spider

The role of DNA in species discovery

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Are you a Western Adventurer?

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Image of a panel showing a Pearl Oyster shell on the ocean floor

Have you discovered Lustre?

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Picture of Myzostome parasite, from crinoid host.

Parasites are fun!

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Scientists processing specimens on back of boat

Always take the weather with you

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A gorge surrounded by rocky formations

Birds of the Kimberley

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a tiny marine snail with a pointy shell on an feather star

Postgraduate research: exploring patterns of diversity in marine gastropods in the Pilbara

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a tiny brown mammal eats a moth on red stony soil

Exciting postgraduate research projects studying the genetic diversity of Pilbara fauna

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Trapdoor Spider, genus Idiosoma

WA Bugs - what to watch out for

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Image of a juvenile Giant Frog

WA Frogs

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ANZANG exhibition

ANZANG: under construction

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Dampier Pea

A Brief Timeline of Dampier's Life

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Close up view of a conserved fabric

Conservation of a 17th century chalice veil from New Norcia

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Image of a Noisy Scrub-bird

Birds under threat in our South West

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Boy bowling at Fastest Arm in the West

On Now: Do you have the Fastest Arm in the West?

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Diver examining Kimberley reef as part of the Woodside Collection Project

Kimberley Marine Life – The Woodside Collection Project

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Image of a micromollusc. Woodside Collection Project (2009-2014)

West Coast Marine Molluscs

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Reveal WAM logo

Reveal WAM - about our latest app

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An unusual spider like creature perched on a rock

About the Whip Spider

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Photo of the WAM Tickets user interface running on a computer

WAM Tickets - Regional Ticketing

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Image of sleeping dog dressed in a pair of red antlers with bells in Perth CBD

What does Christmas mean to you?

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Image of mounted tahr trophy head prepared by Theobald Bros

Moving the old to prepare for the New – Museum!

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Banner showing Last Gentlemen of War text

The Last Gentlemen of War - about the exhibition

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A large group of the clusterwink Planaxis sulcatus (Born, 1778) covered by the incoming tide at Exmouth. (Photo: Nerida Wilson)

Sampling along the coastal Pilbara

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Image of Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures signage

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures - extended to 18 January 2015

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Male Mygalamorph spider of the genus Aname

DNA Barcoding

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Unexpected Acquisitions

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A new species of sponge, pictured growing on a rock overhang in a reef

Two new sponge species with Nyoongar species names

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Three yellow beetles on a black background

Zoomify in HTML5 Update - Leaflet viewer

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The Albany Assassin Spider perched on a branch

Discover Western Australia's amazing fauna

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Biodiversity comes in all shapes and sizes

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Two spear heads from the Dick Roberts collection at the WA Museum

These boomerangs did come back: the Dick Roberts collection

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Logo for the Remembering Them initiative

Using photographs

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A model of the DNA double helix

Welcome to the Western Australian Museum’s Molecular Systematics Unit Blog

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A numbat emerging from a wooden burrow

Western Australian fauna in your pocket: the new WA Museum app

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Kim Akerman; Ethnographic Interviews in Action

Capturing Knowledge: Ethnographic Interviews

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A collection of colourful bugs on a leaf

Tweeting from the Kimberley

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Gnome's accessibility icon, showing a person with outstretched hands

Top 3 Tips for Website Accessibility

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Fragments of the Maadi Rope being weighed.

Enough Rope

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A stylised 3D render of Hackett Hall Gallery

Zebedee and CSIRO visit the WA Museum

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A double faced, tall woven dance mask from Kanganaman Village.

War Shields and Dance Masks of Papua New Guinea

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Thousands of shiny brown beetles swarm on the gound

Beetle Mania!

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Frontal view of the Kashmiri Kangri basket.

The Kashmiri Kangri

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Horizontal view of the Egyptian Rope donated in 1976 by H. W. Rumbold

Roped off… Until now.

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A Christmas hat and mistletoe masterfully painted on to the Museum's Carnosaurus

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!

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the white egg-cases of a marine snail, Syrinx aruanus

What is this?!

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Two live individuals of Temnosewellia minor

Friendly Flatworms: The Temnocephalida

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Screen shot showing the WAM Tickets App interface

WAM Tickets – a complete ticketing system

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Aurelio Costarella and Grace Woodroofe posing together in the WA Museum foyer

What has WA had to say about Costarella and Frock Stars?

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Female and male Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos perched on a branch preen in synchrony

WA Museum Cockatoo research in the spotlight

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Coloured, stylised map of the de Vlamingh map

The de Vlamingh plate

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Polyzosteria cuprea - a beautiful native cockroach

Creature feature - Polyzosteria cuprea

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Winner winner chicken dinner!

WIN TICKETS TO THE VIP COSTARELLA / FROCKSTARS LAUNCH!

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Partial view of the Western Australian Museums Eharo Mask, donated by Mr Kevin Lock

The Eharo Mask

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A long black Portuguese millipede crawling over some pavement

The little invertebrate that could

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Moving the megamouth shark from its old storage tank

The megamouth results are in!

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A steel toy car

The toys are coming out to play

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Close up photo of a sunfish's mouth

Sunny the Sunfish

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Two men seated in a fully restored turn-of-last century automobile

Returning a 1903 Oldsmobile to its former glory...

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A preserved megamouth shark being moved into a new holding tank

How much has Megamouth grown?

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A preserved specimen of the Coconut Crab

They're using coconuts...

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A preserved specimen of the Southern Sponge Crab

Drum Favourites: the Southern Sponge Crab

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A large stick insect crawling over someone's arm

What do you call a giant green walking stick...

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Disabled wheelchair access icon

The website accessibility project

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Large plastic drums

The problem with dangerous goods: WA Museum’s conunDRUM

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A carapice measuring the head of a Seahorse

Fish in focus - The West Australian Seahorse

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A Blue Groper swimming through a reef

Fish in focus - Western Blue Groper

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Wedding photo of Mrs Giles from her wedding in 1956

Love is...

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A large Breaksea Cod fish swimming

Fish in focus - Breaksea Cod

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A spider on a road

What spider is this?

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A rock formation on a yellow sheet

Is this a meteorite?

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The Drupal drop logo

Top 10 Drupal modules for moving data

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A chalk board with visitor reactions to the Unveiled exhibition

Love is...

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3 year old Sophia dressed as a bride

Love is... a visit from a girl who loves weddings

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Chalkboard messages about visitors' reaction to the exhibition Unveiled

Love is...

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A long-beaked echidna specimen

Is the long-beaked echidna extinct?

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Two huskies on a lead

Behind the scenes at the Traversing Antarctica launch

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A male Asian Paddle Crab

Have you seen this crab?

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Dr Mikael Siversson standing alongside a dinosaur cast

In the Wild West - the final month!

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Image illustrating the iPhone app: Skinks of the Perth Region

Skinks of the Perth Region - our new iPhone app

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In the Wild West – October

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The Harmonica Pebble Crab compared to a piece of coral

Creature Feature - Harmonica Pebble Crab

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Screen grab from the Museum's Google Analytics account

Some facts from our stats - part 2

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A large LNG tanker on the ocean

Immerse your kids at the Royal Show!

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Screen grab from the WA Museum homepage in September 2012

Some facts from our stats - part 1

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A series of yellow diamonds

The Kimberley Diamond Company Ellendale diamond collection

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A painting depicting the wrecking of the Zuytdorp

In the Wild West – September 2012

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A specimen of a Pseudoscorpion

In the Wild West in August

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A graphic showing WAM Tickets running on an iPad and iPhone

WAM Tickets - a technical background

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A scientist standing next to a T-Rex skull

In the Wild West - July 2012

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A whale shark swimming through the water with its mouth open

Whale Shark for Lunch

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Two white calcified discs near a 5 cent piece

Why freshwater crayfish don’t need milk for healthy bones

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In the Wild West promotional banner featuring a Mantis Shrimp

In the Wild West Lecture Series

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Two type specimens of a beetle from the WA Museum Entomology Collection

What is a Type specimen?

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A mantis shrimp specimen

Creature Feature – Stephenson’s Mantis Shrimp

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The head of a Megamouth shark

The Western Australian Museum Fish Collection

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What's in a name?

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A small, green bowerbird sitting on the forest floor

Notes about the WA Checklist of Terrestrial Vertebrates

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A school of Salmon swimming in the ocean

Western Australian Salmon

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Screen grab from the Dog Rock film

This is our Dogumentary

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A heavily camouflaged crab on the sea floor

Creature Feature – Toxic Crabs

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Harry Butler - Congratulations

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Two specimens of Pandarus rhincodonicus collected from a whale shark at Ningaloo Reef.

Creature Feature: Pandarus rhincodonicus

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Vanessa Kredler

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A freshly caught Japanese Rubyfish held by a fisherman

Japanese Rubyfish - a new record for Western Australia

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Creature Feature: Neopetrolisthes maculatus

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Dr. Harry Butler – a living treasure

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The White Shark

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Zoomify in HTML5 – implementation advice in Drupal 7

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Creature Feature: Holy Crab! The crucifix crab Charybdis feriata (Linneaus, 1758)

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A visiting Mermaid

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What's On at Festival Gardens for the Perth Festival

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WA Maritime Museum ISAF 2011 - Open Day

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A child and adult looking through a series of advertisements

'Design an Ad' winners announced.

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HMB ENDEAVOUR DAY – COMPETITION WINNERS!

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AC/DC - exhibition setup

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Creature Feature: Paracerceis sculpta (Holmes, 1904)

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Revisiting the Sydney

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The "new" site is one year old!

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Modern browsers the order of the day

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Revel Cooper painting of a cottage in the shape of Australia

My Prac time at the Museum

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Creature Feature - Haunted Beaches: The fleet-footed Ghost Crabs

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Dangerous Sea Animals

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Because the early bird gets the worm!

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Creature Feature: The Banded Boxer Shrimp

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Measuring the carapace length of a sea turtle

New Leatherback Turtle

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WAM launches an IPTV Channel

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Creature Feature: Glauert’s Land Snail

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Creature Feature: Coral Crabs

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Accidental Monsters of Meaning - coming to Perth

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Interview with Museum CEO Alec Coles - his views on technology and more

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Three Tadpole Shrimps of different sizes facing one another

Creature Feature: Tadpole Shrimp

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Image of the front cover of the 2011 Education Brochure

Education: Museum Style

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Exploring the Shipwrecks of WA – Online

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A closeup view of the claws of a Zebra Mantis Shrimp

Creature Feature: Zebra Mantis Shrimp

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A colour peacock shrimp resting on the ocean floor

Creature Feature: Peacock Mantis Shrimp

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Re-encoding video for people on the move

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Megamouth specimen on beach

Moving megamouth

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A giant marine slater looking face-on to the camera

Creature Feature: Giant Marine Slater

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Farewell Pompeii – Howdy Menagerie

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A child looking at a ph chart

Wild About Wetlands

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A large crab with very long stalked eyes

Creature Feature: long-eyed swimmer crab

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Gold from the vault

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This is what we call the poppet show…

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Creature Feature - The Striated Hermit Crab

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All the records, all the time

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ACDC: Australia’s Family Jewels exhibition design

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K-3 teachers - do you dig dinosaurs?

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Creature Feature: The Japanese Shame-Faced Crab

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Museum vodcasts are streaming in (bad pun I know)

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Nick Cave - the exhibition set-up

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Darwin’s Opera House Barnacle - species of the month

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HMAS Ovens - conservation and restoration

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mus-ed: education at the WA Museum

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WA Museum's new website: collections, interactives and ribbons

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