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This week in Fish: Baby Batfish

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2011

It was another big week with heaps of new fishy content added to the site.  Two of the highlights were the spotting of juvenile Roundface Batfish in Sydney Harbour and the addition of a stunning Halimeda Ghostpipefish image.  Follow the links below to read more about these and other happenings.  This will be the first and last Fish Bits post for May.  I will be participating in the Kermadec Islands expedition (more below) until early June.  Thank you as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

Juvenile Roundface Batfish

Richard Vevers © Richard Vevers

New blog posts:

Batfish in Sydney Harbour
Shark blood production

New FAQ sheets:

Can Fishes Hear?
Why are they called parrotfishes?
Why do mullet leap?
Why is it dark in the deepsea?
How often can a Porcupinefish inflate?

New images:

Cheeseman Island
Galapagos shark
Halimeda Ghostpipefish, Solenostomus halimeda
Juvenile Roundface Batfish
Melbourne Skate, Spiniraja whitleyi
Spotted Dragonet
Spotted Dragonet at Clifton Gardens
Spotted Dragonet, Repomucenus calcaratus

New movies:

Goblin Shark movies
Tadpole Coffinfish on the North West Shelf

New fieldwork page:

Kermadec Islands Expedition

New image gallery:

Whalefishes

New photographers:

Dr Barry Hutchins

New volunteer:

Carson Creagh

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Roundface Batfish, Sydney Harbour,