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This week in Fish: Yellowfin Tuna and heaps of movies

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jun 2010

It's been movie week on the fish site.  Many of the movies that appeared on the old site are now available.  We took delivery of a Yellowfin Tuna that is now in the collection and has had tissues removed for future genetic work.

Yellowfin Tuna from Sydney Fish Market

Mark McGrouther © Australian Museum

Yellowfin Tuna from Sydney Fish Market

Dr Kevin Rowling (Industry NSW) kindly donated a Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares.  The fish was purchased at Sydney Fish Market. It is now in the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I.45217-001).

New Movies

It's movie time!  All the movies listed below have been migrated from the old site.  A special thank you to Simon Dakin for sending originals of many of his movies.

Duckbill Eels off North West Cape
Dusky whaler at Fairy Bower
Giant Boarfish at Shelly Beach
Little Dragonfish at Fairy Bower
Luderick at Shelly Beach
Oarfish on the beach at Busselton
One-spot Pullers at Broughton Island
Shrimp goby and dartfish
Smooth Stingray at Broughton Island
Spotted Dragonet at Shelly Beach
Spotted Grubfish, Parapercis ramsayi
Sunfish off Marley Point
Titan Triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens
Yellowtail Scad at Shelly Beach

New Galleries

Cookiecutter Shark feeding scars
Porcupinefishes

Fact sheets

Regal Demoiselle, Neopomacentrus cyanomos
Snipe Eels, Family Nemichthyidae
Unknown Porcupinefish, Diodon sp
Wobbegong Shark bites Australian Museum Cashier

New images

These images are newbies.

Clark's Threefin, Trinorfolkia clarkei (3 new images on this fact sheet) - Thank you Tom
Initial and terminal phase Finespot wrasse - Thanks Dave

'Old' images

The following images have been migrated from the old site.

Banded Wobbegong jaw
Bullrout at Nambucca Heads
Old Greynurse Shark jaws
Mako vertebra
Porcupinefish, upper jaw
Slender Snipe Eel, Nemichthys scolopaceus
Snipe Eel Avocettina sp
Wicker-work Sole, Zebrias craticula

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