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By Author: Mark McGrouther

BBC Life - Convict Fish footage

Convict Fish dig extensive tunnel networks from which huge numbers of striped juveniles emerge. This spectacular footage from the BBC Life series showcases the species.

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

BBC Life - Flyingfish footage

If you are a fish, one of the most effective ways to avoid a predator must be to leave the water.  Fishes have evolved different strategies to do just that, but few manage to do so as spectacularly as the flyingfishes. It is not uncommon to see a fish glide up to 200 m.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Aug 2010

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