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By Author: Mark McGrouther

I'm looking through you!

Posting someone else's work might seem like a slack way to produce a blog page, but I hope you'll forgive me. This is just stunning!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2014

Flat fish flummoxes the fishos

A larval flounder with a long projection on its snout made waves in the fish section.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

Mysterious sand 'craters'

While strolling along the beach at Hare Bay in Jervis Bay, NSW, I noticed in the shallows, a number of indentations in the sand.

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2014

Fish full of fishes

The 'fish folk' recently teamed up with James King from Photography to take x-rays of two predatory fish.  What we saw surprised us!

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Apr 2014

Sharks on the Slab

Sally and Amanda spent several 'aromatic hours' earlier this week processing shark specimens.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Apr 2014

Whip it good!

What do Prince William and an Australian Museum scientist have in common?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Apr 2014

Sydney's Pygmy Pipehorses mating

In a world-first, two divers have filmed Sydney's Pygmy Pipehorse mating.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Mar 2014

Diving for Worms

On Tuesday 18 March 2014, five Australian Museum divers took the plunge at Inscription Point in Botany Bay.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Mar 2014

Wormy gonads

A receational angler was surprised to find worms in the ovaries of a Dusky Flathead.  Fisheries Officer Martin Angle contacted me.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2014

Mystery bone identified

Our story begins with the finding of a strange bone on a bank of the Tweed River. A photo was sent to the Museum for identification...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 14 Mar 2014