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Category: Science

Calling on Tongan Traditions: Ngatu

Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. Here she kindly shares her knowledge on the creation and use of tapa cloth.

By: Laura Williams, Category: Science, Date: 09 Feb 2012

The Power of X-rays

Colleagues at the Smithsonian have just added a fantastic new online exhibition to their website.  Called 'What You See When You Turn a Fish Inside Out' gives users the chance to strip away the exterior of a fish and take an x-ray peek at its insides. Great stuff!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Feb 2012

Southern Garfish, Hyporhamphus melanochir

I was recently emailed about his footage of Southern Garfish feeding in the shallows in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.  The videographer reported that the garfish "were breaking off strands of eelgrass and apparently stripping small invertebrates off the grass as well."

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2012

This week in Fish: First specimen of Denise's Pygmy Seahorse

It was a week of images, punctuated by another of Amanda's blog posts from Lizard Island.  Ed Roberts kindly supplied an image of the first Denise's Pygmy Seahorse known from Australian waters.  The larval Barred Soapfish image is spectacular and John Harris' images of Cox's Gudgeon climbing Penrith Weir are pretty impressive.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2012

Lizard Fish - Shark Beaching

Marine biologist Amanda Hay is on beautiful Lizard Island where she is conducting research into behaviour of larval fishes. Today, she writes about an encounter at the beach.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jan 2012

Lizard Fish - The best part of every day

Marine biologist Amanda Hay is on beautiful Lizard Island where she is conducting research into behaviour of larval fishes. Today, she writes about the daily highlights.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jan 2012

This week in Fish: More from the field

This week Amanda Hay reports again from Lizard Island where she is doing fieldwork.  As usual, there are plenty of new images, a movie of a Whiptail with a parasitic problem and we welcome our new volunteer Morgan Crowcroft-Brown.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jan 2012

Lizard Fish - Baitfish and a large shark

Marine biologist Amanda Hay is on beautiful Lizard Island where she is conducting research into behaviour of larval fishes. Today, she writes about her encounter with a large shark.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jan 2012

This week in Fish: Pipefish close up

This week we feature the first of a series of blog posts from Lizard Island.  There are some great new images of freshwater and marine fishes and a short movie of a large Black Rockcod filmed during the Kermadec Islands expedition. Thank you everyone.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jan 2012

Lizard Fish - In the beginning

Marine biologist Amanda Hay is on beautiful Lizard Island where she is conducting research into behaviour of larval fishes. Today, she writes about the research they are conducting.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jan 2012