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Category: Science

Sixgill Shark attacks bait

A Sixgill Shark has been caught on video attacking a bait near Osprey Reef, off north-eastern Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jul 2010

Come welcome Plastiki

The day has finally come. The Plastiki will sail in through our heads and into our beautiful harbour tomorrow – Monday, 26th of July at approximately midday.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jul 2010

Fantastic fish links from Pelagos

Ichthyologist, Adrian Flynn coordinates the Pelagos Email Group. His emails contain a variety of really interesting ocean realted news.  He has kindly allowed me to repost this content.  Some of the material presented is incredible! Thank very much you Adrian. Some content has been modified a little for some items.

By: Mark McGrouther, Adrian Flynn, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

This week in Fish: Hagfish slime and parasitic males

It's been an exciting week.  Two blog posts, a freakish deepsea anglerfish and plenty of new images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

Dangerous times for Stripey Snappers

Finding a home on the reef can be a lethal time for baby fishes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

Strange eel from the collection

Research Associate Ken Graham discovered a strange eel in the fish collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2010

Gidday Plastiki and Welcome to Australia!

After months at sea and dealing with all sorts of weather conditions the Plastiki and her crew arrived on our shores, in QLD, yesterday.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2010

Who's the slimiest fish of all?

Hagfishes can produce huge quantities of mucus!  A 50 cm long hagfish can fill an 8 litre bucket of water with slime in minutes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2010

Research grants recently awarded

The following research grants were awarded to the Australian Musuem or in collaboration with the Museum between January and June 2010.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010

A radiation of river snails in Madagascar

Did Madagascar’s famous biodiversity evolve on the island itself or did it arrive from the African continent? Malacologist Frank Köhler reports.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010