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By Author: Mark McGrouther

This week in Fish: Variable Snake Blenny

This week we added an image of an adult Black Pomfret to go with the great shots of the juvenile that we added last week.  Thanks everyone for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: New website online

It's been quite a wait, but the new-look Australian Museum website is online and plenty of new content has been added since the last Fish Bits post.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: Stephanie and Spadenose Clingfish

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.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Apr 2012

Large Muraenid Leptocephali

The stunning video below, shows large leptocephali filmed by divers at three locations within the Indonesian Archipelago from 2009 to 2011. 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Mar 2012

This week in Fish: Incredible eel movie

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.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Mar 2012

This week in Fish: Bridled Clingfish

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.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2012

Mating Coffin Rays

Roger Lee from the Diving Organisation of University of Technology Sydney (DOUTS) captured this terrific footage of Coffin Rays mating.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2012

This week in Fish: Fish eyes through the lens

Among other great images, we have posted photos of the eyes of a Longhead Flathead and a Smalltooth Flounder. The images were not taken with fish eye lenses :). Nearly all species of fishes have eyes, but some don't.  We've provided some links to information on blind fishes plus one link to an Australian species that is blind-in-name-only.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Mar 2012

This week in Fish: Sawfish saw in action

"Sawfish seen in action" might sound more grammatically correct than "Sawfish saw in action", but if you click on the link below you'll see why I've given the blog post that name. Thank you as always to everyone who contributed images and comments during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Mar 2012

Sawfish saw in action

This movie clip shows a sawfish feeding. Sawfishes can slash from side to side with the rostrum to stun, impale or even cut prey fishes in half.  The rostrum can also pin fishes to the substrate where they are ingested.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2012