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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been a massive movie week! Also featured this week are fantastic images in the Whitespotted Anglerfish gallery. The 'strangest-fish-of-the-week' award has to go to Glenoglossa wassi. This eel lacks a common name and has a tongue like a fishing rod.