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By Author: Mark McGrouther

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

Sydney's Secretive Scorpionfish revealed in full colour

In a world-first, divers have captured video and images of the elusive Sydney Scorpionfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

A Week of Fish: Spot the Pygmy Seahorse

What a week! Try spotting the Pygmy Seahorse, view the 'hinge-headed fish' and check out the juvenile wrasse action.

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

A Week of Fish: How old is a White Shark?

How old is a 5 m long White shark?  Perhaps older than you think. Check out all the new content below.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Feb 2014

A Week of Fish: Well, sort of ...

I've been on leave.  Shock, horror.  The goodies below were added this week but also before I left in late December.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jan 2014