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By Author: Mark McGrouther

This week in Fish: Find a fish launched

I don't mind saying that I'm pretty excited to be able to announce that the new Find a Fish page is online. Working on this page (and those that sit beneath it) has consumed more of my evenings than I would like to admit.  In addition, as always, some great images were added. Thanks troops!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Apr 2011

This week in Fish: Ellie the eel

All was quiet on the web front last week because we were doing fieldwork.  We've made up for it this week with the addition of plenty of new content.  The blog posts on a wayward Sargassum Anglerfish and Ellie the eel are certainly worth a look, as are the great new images.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2011

An eel called Ellie

Thank you to Gavin Gatenby for putting together this impressive movie about 'Ellie' the Longfinned Eel (Anguilla reinhardtii).  As he says in the commentary, the freshwater eels are known for their impressive spawning migrations. Four species of Anguilla are known from Australian waters.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2011

Southerly Sargassum Anglerfish

The 'official'* southern limit to the distribution of the Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio histrio is Burrill Lake, New South Wakes (35.37°S).  This movie, kindly sent to us by Kerryn Wood (Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden) shows a fish filmed in 18 March 2011 at Bar Beach, Merimbula (36.85°S), well south of the known range of the species.  Thank you Kerryn!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Shark in trouble

It was a 'week of sharks'.  The highlight was the addition of some quite disturbing images of a White Shark being 'strangled' by a plastic packing strap.  Other less upsetting images, including two of Galapagos Sharks, were also added to the site.  Thank you as always to all of you who contributed and commented throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Mar 2011

Do you really need that shopping bag?

We have all heard that discarding plastic waste at sea can lead to problems. The images to the right speak for themslelves.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Southern Smiler

This week considerable effort has gone into the 'master list' of species on the site.  When completed, the list will allow users to easily see a summary of the images and fact sheets available for each species.  As usual, some great images were added during the week, plus a fact sheet on shrimpgobies and their relationship with burrowing shrimps.  Thank you to all our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2011

This week in Fish: Electric rays and tsunami hoax

This week we are excited to announce that an RSS feed has been added to Fish Bits.  Content can now come directly to you.  As usual, some great images have been added to the site.  Thanks to all.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Feb 2011

You're toasted!

Food for thought!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: A lost Mozambique Seabream

It has been a big week.  Highlights include the receipt of a Mozambique Seabream that was caught in a surprising location and a fact sheet about an unusual habitat for small fishes - sea slugs.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Feb 2011