In this movie, Ryan Kempster, shark biologist at the University of Western Australia, talks about the senses and survival strategy of the Grey Carpetshark, Chiloscyllium punctatum. Other common names for the species include the Bamboo Shark and Brown-banded Catshark.
This week we show one of the most amazing pieces of movie footage taken in the deep sea. It's hard to believe that the 'Incredible Barreleye' really exists. We also show images of a 'sharky find' from southern Queensland. Thank you to all our contributors!
Most of us have never seen a shark beach itself in an attempt to catch its prey? Amanda was lucky enough to watch this happen and included a short video in her final 'Lizard Fish' blog post. We link to some great footage of Southern Garfish feeding in the shallows in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and images.
Colleagues at the Smithsonian have just added a fantastic new online exhibition to their website. Called 'What You See When You Turn a Fish Inside Out' gives users the chance to strip away the exterior of a fish and take an x-ray peek at its insides. Great stuff!
I was recently emailed about his footage of Southern Garfish feeding in the shallows in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. The videographer reported that the garfish "were breaking off strands of eelgrass and apparently stripping small invertebrates off the grass as well."
It was a week of images, punctuated by another of Amanda's blog posts from Lizard Island. Ed Roberts kindly supplied an image of the first Denise's Pygmy Seahorse known from Australian waters. The larval Barred Soapfish image is spectacular and John Harris' images of Cox's Gudgeon climbing Penrith Weir are pretty impressive. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
This week Amanda Hay reports again from Lizard Island where she is doing fieldwork. As usual, there are plenty of new images, a movie of a Whiptail with a parasitic problem and we welcome our new volunteer Morgan Crowcroft-Brown.
This week we feature the first of a series of blog posts from Lizard Island. There are some great new images of freshwater and marine fishes and a short movie of a large Black Rockcod filmed during the Kermadec Islands expedition. Thank you everyone.
We added some great images and movies this week. The Eastern Red Scorpionfish page has been updated to reflect the correct species name and an image of a juvenile Southern Red Scorpionfish was added. Thanks all!