This week we feature a blog post on Dr Jeff Leis' research. We show you how to age a shark by examining its backbone and present an image of a juvenile fish collected in French Polynesia, along with the net that collected it. We welcome Dr Barry Russell, who is currently visiting the Fish Section to further his research on lizardfishes.
This week we feature two of the cutest fishes you are likely to see for some time, the Red Handfish and a lumpfish. We were visited by Dr Keiichi Matsuura who continued his work on fishes in the genus Triodon.
Due to the 'inconvenience' of the Australia Day public holiday and a day of illness, additions were only made to the site on three days. The highlights were a visit by Research Associate Hiroyuki Motomura, the addition of some White Shark jaw images and a great Fanbelly Leatherjacket shot.
It's been a short week but a productive one. Some beautiful images were added and work continues on the 'master fish list' for the site. Best wishes to all for the Festive Season! Thanks one and all for your contributions throughout the year.
This week we continued to add to the Find a Fish list. Images were added for a range of species including the sub-Antarctic Marbled Rockcod and the beautifully camouflaged Little Dragonfish. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the site.
This week we feature an historic image of the first marlin caught on hook and line. We show an amusing photo of staff moving polydrums. Of course there are plenty of images of fishes, both from the collection and underwater. Thanks to all.
This week, we feature images of a cod swimming more than 1 km below the surface. From one extreme to the other, we have added images of juvenile Common Galaxias schooling in a shallow pool. Other additions include common fishes from coastal waters of south-eastern Australia. Thank you as always to all our contributors!
This week we feature 3 triggerfish movies. Two new blog posts tell us more about the lives of larval fishes and the incredible amalgamation of thee fish families into one. As usual we have posted plenty of new images and combined images of anemonefishes into a gallery.