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By Author: Mark McGrouther

BBC Life - Sailfish feeding

This amazing underwater footage shows an aggregation of Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, feeding on a school of baitfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Aug 2010

BBC Life - Common Seadragon footage

The 'Fish' episode of the BBC Life series aired on television last night.  The Common Seadragon footage is simply stunning!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Aug 2010

This week in Fish: White Shark and sleeping fishes

It's been another huge week of movies and blogs.  You can watch lovely butterflyfishes, swim with a Whale Shark or sit on your board and watch a White Shark calmly swimming below you.  We ask the question, "Do fishes sleep?".

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

Swimming with a Whale Shark

Steve Backshall swims with an 8 metre long Whale Shark. The clip contains some great footage of the fish feeding.

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

Deepsea trench research trip

Australian Museum Senior Fellow, Dr John Paxton will soon be taking part in an expedition to explore the depths of the Peru-Chile Trench.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2010

White Sharks aren't mindless killers

The idea of a White Shark swimming around you may not please everyone but this video shows that contrary to popular opinion they are not 'out to get us'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2010

Fangtooth feeding

This incredible footage from the BBC shows amongst other things a feeding Fangtooth, Anoplogaster cornuta.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Aug 2010

Sandtiger Shark Ultrasound

This clip from the BBC shows a Sandtiger Shark being given an ultrasound.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Aug 2010

This week in Fish: Spitting archerfish and 14 movies

This week we show how an archerfish spits.  You can watch 14 new movies (thanks Kieren and Krystof) or view many new images, a selection of which are listed below (thanks Colin, Dave, Duncan and Vanessa).

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Aug 2010

Archerfishes - sharpshooters of the mangroves

Archerfishes are well known for their ability to shoot a jet of water at insects in overhanging branches.  So how do they do it?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Aug 2010