It's been movie week on the fish site. Many of the movies that appeared on the old site are now available. We took delivery of a Yellowfin Tuna that is now in the collection and has had tissues removed for future genetic work.
The big news for the week was the starring role that Mr Blobby played on the opening show of The Gruen Transfer. Additions to the site include some pretty 'nasty' images of damage inflicted by a Smalltooth Cookie Cutter Shark, new fieldwork galleries and finally an image of the mouth of a lamprey.
There are many questions to be answered about how this oil spill in the USA happened. What policy and procedures were in place to ensure an environmental catastrophe would be avoided if something were to go wrong?
I recently attended a lecture by Dr Barry Smit at the University of Wollongong. Dr Smit is a Professor of Geography and the Canada Chair in Global Environmental Change at the University of Guelph, Canada. Dr Smit served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was also a co-recipient of the Noble Peace Price 2007.
This week we show you the biggest freshwater eel you have ever seen. We have added more important pages from the old site, including the dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead. Many of the fieldwork pages have also been added. We are working flat out because Rebecca, our champion web helper is only with us until the end of June!
This week we look at the toxin glands of a Southern Peacock Sole. We find out what it is like to be stung by a Demon Stinger and try to digest the image of a fish that bit off more than it could chew. In all, over 60 pages were moved over to the new site.