This week we were visited by Dr Bruce Robison from MBARI. Bruce gave a fascinating presentation on deepwater animals. Another highlight was watching footage of a Luderick spawning aggregation. I had never before seen the colour change shown by the males.
This week we added some great new movies from Ian Banks, the Serpent Project and two taken by me in South Australia. The week also had a distinctly 'sunfishy flavour'. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
The site now allows embedding of movies from Youtube! This week we have added two movies from Ian Banks and another that shows a rare Sharptail Sunfish. We were really pleased to be able to add images of Painted Sweetlip that showed the changes that occur as the fish matures. A fantastic image of a Threadfin Dragonfish by AM photographer Stuart Humphreys was the icing on the cake. Thank you as always to everyone who contributed during the week.
The highlights of the week were the commencement of a new stint of employment for Stephanie Baccarella and the arrival of two specimens of Spearfish Remora. The Spearfish Remora is a pale pink fish that uses its sucking disc to attach to the gills of marlin and spearfish. These specimens are the first for the collection and will definitely feature on the website soon. There is still so much to learn about Australian fishes! Thank you as always to all our contributors.
Despite having a few days off work with a cold, the week turned out to be very exciting on the web front. We added a great new video to the museum's YouTube channel, plus added some stunning new images. Thanks as always to everyone who contributed.
This week we feature a great movie clip of two Numbfish up close and personal. Alan Williams from CSIRO Hobart visited to work on lanternfishes. As usual there are plenty of new fish images. Thanks to all.