Discover Documentary: Deep Sea
Scientists are only just starting to uncover what lives in the deepest parts of the world's ocean. Find out about some of the weirdest and most wonderful with Dr Martin Gomon, Curator of Ichthyology and Melanie MacKenzie, Collection Manager of Marine Invertebrates.
At the heart of the museum is a piece of Victoria's mountain landscape with tall eucalypts, ferns, rare plants and wildlife. Delve in to the secrets of our Forest Galley.
Eulogy for a seastar, Australia’s first recorded marine extinction
Today, I am writing a eulogy to the Derwent River Seastar (or starfish), that formerly inhabited the shores near the Tasman Bridge in Hobart, Tasmania.
Northern exposure: fossils of a southern whale found for the first time in the north
A totally unexpected discovery.
Ancient whales had more bite than today’s gentle giants
The cutting edge of whale evolution
Melbourne's annual congregation of Giant Spider Crabs
Every year, thousands of Giant Spider Crabs congregate in Port Phillip Bay ahead of their annual winter moult.
Small but deadly, this animal runs rings around the competition.
Creature of the deep
Its evocative appearance is not the only thing that makes this deep sea creature fascinating and important.
Interview with Auntie Veronica Barnett
Museums Victoria staff member Auntie Veronica shares her story with archivist Nik Mcgrath.
The butterflies of the sea.
An Aboriginal perspective on Australia's threatened species.
A treasure trove of freshwater fish biodiversity
The Kimberley region in Australia’s northwest is one our last great pristine unspoilt places, and a hotspot for species discovery.
Putting names to faceless fishes from the abyss
Understanding which fish species occur where, and discovering new fish species, is the starting point to managing marine biodiversity.
Whale vs shark
Evidence of shark bite 24 million years ago.
Third and final volume by MV scientists now available
Sea anemone feast
Ever bitten off more than you can chew?
Under fire: The animals threatened by Australia’s bushfire crisis
If there’s one place in the world that knows about extinction, it’s a natural history museum.
The trials and triumphs of a trailblazing scientist
Hope Macpherson was a woman who broke barriers.
What is the most venomous animal in the world?
And how its deadly venom could save lives.
Rare fossil tooth find sheds a light on Australia’s distant past
Who’s digging in my lawn?
Learn about land crayfish and their burrows.
The puzzle of Melbourne’s small and ancient seals
‘Landmark’ study rewrites the history of seals in southern Australia thanks to fragmentary fossils washed up on a Melbourne beach.
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Sampling the Abyss
The Sampling the Abyss voyage, 15 May–16 June 2017