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By Author: Mark McGrouther

Oar-some addition to the fish collection!

Watch us process the latest addition to the fish collection - a 2.3 m long Oarfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2014

Watching an anglerfish grow

Most people have never watched a fish 'grow up' in the wild, but over a 5 month period Jayne Jenkins did just that.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jul 2014

Scorpionfish - A Most Unexpected Fish Tale

The discovery of a new fish from Sydney harbour is pretty exciting. After waiting a decade, we can now report on its live colouration.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2014

Diamonds make valuable discovery

A golden object spotted in the water proved to be an interesting find.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jun 2014

Tropical visitor

During their morning swim, the pink-capped Bold and Beautiful swimmers were recently surprised by another bold and beautiful creature.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2014

Fishy loans?

"So, you wanna borrow a fish... you've come to the right place."

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jun 2014

I'm looking through you!

Posting someone else's work might seem like a slack way to produce a blog page, but I hope you'll forgive me. This is just stunning!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2014

Flat fish flummoxes the fishos

A larval flounder with a long projection on its snout made waves in the fish section.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

Mysterious sand 'craters'

While strolling along the beach at Hare Bay in Jervis Bay, NSW, I noticed in the shallows, a number of indentations in the sand.

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2014

Fish full of fishes

The 'fish folk' recently teamed up with James King from Photography to take x-rays of two predatory fish.  What we saw surprised us!

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Apr 2014