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By Author: Mark McGrouther

Fish Collection tour

Join Fish Collection Manager Mark McGrouther on a quick tour through some of the Fish Collection at the Australian Museum.

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

This week in Fish: First Black Marlin

This week we feature an historic image of the first marlin caught on hook and line.  We show staff moving polydrums and more.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Cod and Galaxias

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!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Triggerfish movies

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.

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

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