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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

Blind Shark and lethal headband
Photographer: 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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