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By Author: Mark McGrouther

More on that amazing discovery

Volunteer Science Writer, Stephanie Guzik, tells us more about the "Overdue Family Reunion".

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Flatworm mimic and shark teeth

This week we show an amazing example of mimicry.  We feature a range of shark teeth, look at a Tubemouth and show images of larval sole.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Scalloped Hammerhead

This week we feature underwater footage of a Scalloped Hammerhead, images of a range of fishes from shallow waters and the deep, and two 'people shots'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Flyingfishes in flight

This week we feature some lovely images of flying fishes in flight ... or should I say glide?  There are images of a larval surgeonfish, a gudgeon in freshwater and a selection of fishes caught on hook and line.  Thank you as always to all our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Grow a backbone!

This week we feature an incredible piece of research on deepsea fishes that have flexible 'necks' that lack vertebrae.  Bizarre!  Four new movies were loaded, a bunch of images added, and a new image gallery for triggerfishes was compiled.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Oct 2010

Grow a backbone!

Can you imagine living without the vertebrae in your neck?  Surely no animal on earth has a backbone that doesn't connect with its skull.  Think again ...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Suckling fish

It was a short week.  Public holiday on Monday and leave on Friday. This week we feature the visit of researchers from SAIAB and have added a blog post about a fish that suckles its young.  Also added were new volunteer pages, a triggerfish movie and stonefish images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Oct 2010

A fish that suckles its young

I just read an amazing web page about a fish that suckles its young while they are still inside the female's body.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

This week in Fish: Baby shark cannibals

This week we feature an incredible image of a Warty Prowfish shooting out a cloud of presumably toxic fluid.  We see Port Jackson Sharks mating and talk about cannibalistic shark embryos. The 12 new fish movies complete the current series on wrasses.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2010

What's in a name?

Arggghhhh!  Nothing gets my goat more than reading a novel or a report that shows a scientific name with both the genus and species names with upper case letters or neither word in italics.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2010