Monthly Archives: June 2011

Behind the Scenes: The bushel as an imperial measure

But I thought Bushel was a brand of tea?  If you have ever watched TV programs like Stateline, you will hear the term Bushel during the market report. So what is a bushel? A bushel is an imperial measure of volume … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Beasties!

Federica Turco is a post-doctoral research fellow working at Queensland Museum. She and research associate, Geoff Monteith, are investigating some amazing beetles living in dark caves near Rockhampton. These beetles have been around since the Pleistocene epoch (approx 2.6 million … Continue reading

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Goblin Spiders

Dr Barbara Baehr is a PBI (Planetary Biodiversity Inventory) Research Fellow working at Queensland Museum. For the last 5 years she has been working for the PBI Goblin Spider project and this will continue for the next two years. Goblin spiders are … Continue reading

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A LA LA! – Atlas of Living Australia Live At Last

Atlas of Living Australia Live At Last! The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) was launched in Brisbane on the 20th May. At a special ceremony held at Queensland Museum (QM), Dr John Hooper (Head of Biodiversity and Geosciences at Queensland Museum) … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Parasites

Dr. Rob Adlard is a parasitologist working at Queensland Museum. Recently Rob has been on a quest of biodiscovery to uncover some of the ‘hidden diversity’ on coral reefs with an emphasis on fish parasites. Rob and his team have uncovered many … Continue reading

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Inquiry Centre Challenge

We have lots of skulls, beaks, bones and teeth in the Inquiry Centre at Queensland Museum South Bank. Often we devise some activities for our visitors such as: Can you pick which animal these bones belong to? The selection includes … Continue reading

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Backyard Explorer comes to Chillagoe

North Queensland event Queensland Museum scientists conducted innovative workshops in Chillagoe over 3 days in May 2011 dedicated to assessing local biodiversity and the effect of human impact using data from insect trapping. The workshop was funded with assistance from the … Continue reading

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