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This week in Fish: Flyingfishes in flight

This week we feature some lovely images of flying fishes in flight ... or should I say glide?  There are images of a larval surgeonfish, a gudgeon in freshwater and a selection of fishes caught on hook and line.  Thank you as always to all our contributors.

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

Welcome to the Lizard Island Research Station blog

Life at Lizard Island Research Station is never dull. Fabulous coral reef environment, exciting discoveries, interesting visitors, amazing natural events! This post includes giant clam spawning, just to get you started.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2010

First terrestrial mammal recorded from Lizard Island

Tracks of a small mammal have been seen on several beaches at Lizard Island beaches since October 2009.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Grow a backbone!

This week we feature an incredible piece of research on deepsea fishes that have flexible 'necks' that lack vertebrae.  Bizarre!  Four new movies were loaded, a bunch of images added, and a new image gallery for triggerfishes was compiled.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Oct 2010

Grow a backbone!

Can you imagine living without the vertebrae in your neck?  Surely no animal on earth has a backbone that doesn't connect with its skull.  Think again ...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Oct 2010

Flying foxes on powerlines

Keep an eye out for electrocuted bats on powerlines at this time of year.

By: Ms Vanessa Barratt, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Suckling fish

It was a short week.  Public holiday on Monday and leave on Friday. This week we feature the visit of researchers from SAIAB and have added a blog post about a fish that suckles its young.  Also added were new volunteer pages, a triggerfish movie and stonefish images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Oct 2010

A fish that suckles its young

I just read an amazing web page about a fish that suckles its young while they are still inside the female's body.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Baby shark cannibals

This week we feature an incredible image of a Warty Prowfish shooting out a cloud of presumably toxic fluid.  We see Port Jackson Sharks mating and talk about cannibalistic shark embryos. The 12 new fish movies complete the current series on wrasses.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

What's in a name?

Arggghhhh!  Nothing gets my goat more than reading a novel or a report that shows a scientific name with both the genus and species names with upper case letters or neither word in italics.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2010