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A Week of Fish: 'flying fish' swimming

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Sep 2013

Strange fish of the week is the Purple Flying Gurnard. Gold Coast Seaway diver and regular contributor Ian Banks sent this fantastic image.

Purple Flying Gurnard in the Gold Coast Seaway

Ian Banks © Ian Banks

New fact sheets:

Southern Gulf Pipefish, Stigmatopora narinosa

New movies:

Common and Standard Names
Purple Flying Gurnard, Dactyloptena orientalis
Shortspine Porcupinefish, Cyclichthys orbicularis
Spotted Handfish, Brachionichthys hirsutus

New photographers:

Deb Aston has allowed us to use many of her images on the site. Thank you Deb!

New images:

Black Rockcod, Epinephelus daemelii
Manyspot Blenny, Laiphognathus multimaculatus
Purple Flying Gurnard in the Gold Coast Seaway
Southern Gulf Pipefish at Yorke Peninsula
Southern Gulf Pipefish, Stigmatopora narinosa
Teraglin from near North Solitary Island
Teraglin - yellow mouth

New visitor:

Dr Javad Ghasemzadeh examined specimens of mullets from the collection.

Past visitors:

Zachary Baldwin
Kevan Henry Hardacre
Charlie Huveneers
Dr James Wetzel

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