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This week in Fish: Floating snailfish and lethal headband

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2011

This week we feature footage of a 'very lazy' snailfish filmed more than 1 km below the surface.  Sadly, we show yet another incidence of how innocuous-appearing litter can have disastrous effects on fishes. As always, thank you to all the people who have contributed images.

Blind Shark and lethal headband

Gaétan Guilhon © Gaétan Guilhon

New images:

Blind Shark and lethal headband
Blind Shark found dead near Shelly Beach
Juvenile Western Talma
Red Cod, Pseudophycis bachus
Robust Ghostpipefish, Solenostomus cyanopterus

New movies:

Floating' Snailfish

New volunteer image:

Stephanie Baccarella and Mandy Reid

New FAQ:

What is the fastest fish?

Television:

Mark appeared on the Catalyst Longfin Eel story.  More on the amazing migration of this species can be found on the factsheet.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, lethal headband, floating, snailfish,

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