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This week in Fish: Superstar Sunfish

Another week of fishy fun.  Thank you everyone for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2012

What exactly is museum science and how does it help? (Timor-Leste Expedition)

As the second and final portion of our expedition to Timor-Leste wraps up we talk about what exactly museum science is and how valuable it can be today.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2012

Superstar sunfish seeks solace

After its starring role in the 2012 Deep Oceans exhibition, the large Ocean Sunfish is on its way back to the fish collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Fish out of water

This week we have something special for you. Our Chadwick Biodiversity Fellow Gina Cooke has returned from Mauritius where she took some fantastic fish photos and videos.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Nov 2012

Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics has launched

Our new centre will answer questions about forensics, conservation and biodiversity.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

Museum Scientist wins 2012 Whitley Book Award

A book on squat lobsters co-edited by the Museum’s Dr Shane Ahyong has won the Whitley award for best invertebrate natural history book.

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Gotta luv a BRUV!

A BRUV... you know, a baited remote underwater video.  BRUVs film fishes as they go about their business.  Check out the two rare fishes in Hamish Malcolm's movie taken at the Solitaries (top link).  As usual, my gratitude goes to the great community of 'fish folk' who make these pages possible.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Marlin and Mouth Mackerel

Ok, I give up.  How do I tie together this mish-mash of ichthyological miscellanea.  Suggestions welcomed.  As always, thank you to everyone who contributed.

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

This week in Fish: Far-flung fishes

This week we added images of far-flung fish species; two surgeonfishes from Mauritius and a damselfish from Bali. Yes, I know this is the AUSTRALIAN Museum website, but these species also occur in Australia, so no excuse was needed. Thank you to everyone who contributed throughout the week.

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

This week in Fish: Welcome to the 'fish doctor'

The 'fish doctor' has been working in the collection this week. PhD student Melissa Martin works on fish doctors, a group of fish parasites also known as fish lice and tongue biters.  Rob Harcourt sent some action shots of an Eastern Angelshark having its fate 'sealed'.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Oct 2012