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.
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.
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 Larsen-C Benthos expedition
What lurks beneath the Antarctic ice? Museums Victoria's Mel Mackenzie is one of the lucky scientists on a voyage south to find out.
Bunurong Marine National Park Field Guide app
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.
New research finds baleen whales had extreme hearing prior to giant body size and filter-feeding
An Introduction to Marine LifeA Museum Victoria field guide
Crabs, Hermit Crabs and AlliesA Museum Victoria field guide
Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.
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.
Prehistoric whale fossil explains a major mystery of evolution – how whales became the largest creatures on Earth
Highlights from the squid dissection held at Melbourne Museum in June 2008.
Small but deadly, this animal runs rings around the competition.
The butterflies of the sea
SpongesA Museum Victoria field guide
Nudibranchs and Related MolluscsA Museum Victoria field guide
Sea anemone feast
Ever bitten off more than you can chew?
Whale vs shark
Evidence of shark bite 24 million years ago.
Collected during the RV Investigator's Sampling the Abyss voyage.
BarnaclesA Museum Victoria field guide
Southern Bobtail Squid
An iridescent green squid that lives in the sand and mud of shallow coastal waters.
Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast
Field Guide app to Victorian Fauna
Third and final volume by MV scientists now available
Wildlife Field Guide app to Gippsland Lakes
National Field Guide apps
Field Guide to the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
Shrimps, prawns and lobstersA Museums Victoria field guide
An Aboriginal perspective on Australia's threatened species.
Ancient whales had more bite than today’s gentle giants
The cutting edge of whale evolution
Northern exposure: fossils of a southern whale found for the first time in the north
A totally unexpected discovery.
2017 Round Up
Museums Victoria had a massive year – take a look at our Top 10 moments.
Help us document biodiversity – record your own sightings
Southern Blue-ringed Octopus
Common Gurnard Perch
The largest scorpionfish in Port Phillip Bay.
The Marine State Faunal Emblem for Victoria.