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This week in Fish: undescribed anglerfish and bellowsfish

This week I was delighted to add two beautiful images of the undescribed 'Bare Island' anglerfish. Also added were a 'new species' for the site, the Little Bellowsfish plus some great images of a Common Galaxias and a Scribbled Unicornfish from remote Middleton Reef. From closer to home, the Horned Blenny makes an ever-so-cute appearance. As always, thank you to all contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Apr 2011

This week in Fish: Find a fish launched

I don't mind saying that I'm pretty excited to be able to announce that the new Find a Fish page is online. Working on this page (and those that sit beneath it) has consumed more of my evenings than I would like to admit.  In addition, as always, some great images were added. Thanks troops!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Apr 2011

My little interview with Tim Flannery

Professor Tim Flannery is an amazing man and has done amazing things. He is a scientist, explorer, and author and as I found out when I met him he has got a great sense of humour. Professor Flannery is someone I admire and look up to so to meet him was really special. I just wish I could spend more time with him to talk "enviro" talk!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 27 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Ellie the eel

All was quiet on the web front last week because we were doing fieldwork.  We've made up for it this week with the addition of plenty of new content.  The blog posts on a wayward Sargassum Anglerfish and Ellie the eel are certainly worth a look, as are the great new images.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2011

An eel called Ellie

Thank you to Gavin Gatenby for putting together this impressive movie about 'Ellie' the Longfinned Eel (Anguilla reinhardtii).  As he says in the commentary, the freshwater eels are known for their impressive spawning migrations. Four species of Anguilla are known from Australian waters.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2011

Tim Flannery is in the house on Thursday night!

Tim Flannery is someone I truly admire. I know those who were able to get tickets for his talk this week will be very inspired. I wish I could be there!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2011

One small step

Friday the 11th of February 2011 was a big day for me but the environment is the big winner. This was the official ceremony to announce that St Mary’s Star of the Sea College was banning the single use plastic bottle.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2011

Southerly Sargassum Anglerfish

The 'official'* southern limit to the distribution of the Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio histrio is Burrill Lake, New South Wakes (35.37°S).  This movie, kindly sent to us by Kerryn Wood (Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden) shows a fish filmed in 18 March 2011 at Bar Beach, Merimbula (36.85°S), well south of the known range of the species.  Thank you Kerryn!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2011

Earthquakes and tsunamis

What causes earthquakes and why do tsunamis often follow a large earthquake?

By: Ross Pogson, Category: Science, Date: 17 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Shark in trouble

It was a 'week of sharks'.  The highlight was the addition of some quite disturbing images of a White Shark being 'strangled' by a plastic packing strap.  Other less upsetting images, including two of Galapagos Sharks, were also added to the site.  Thank you as always to all of you who contributed and commented throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Mar 2011