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By Author: Mark McGrouther

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

This week in Fish: Small fishes and shark ageing

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.

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

This week in Fish: Red Handfish and lumpfish

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.

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

This week in Fish: Hiro and White Shark Jaws

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.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jan 2011

This week in Fish: Purple Flying Gurnard

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.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Dec 2010