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By Author: Mark McGrouther

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

More news from Pelagos

Three new links from Pelagos.  Thank you Adrian!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Aug 2010

This week in Fish: Dangerous times for divers and small fishes

It's been a week of movies and blogs.  The site contains 8 new movies and links to some fantastic new material on the Web. Thank you as always to our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jul 2010

Sixgill Shark attacks bait

A Sixgill Shark has been caught on video attacking a bait near Osprey Reef, off north-eastern Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jul 2010

Fantastic fish links from Pelagos

Ichthyologist, Adrian Flynn coordinates the Pelagos Email Group. His emails contain a variety of really interesting ocean realted news.  He has kindly allowed me to repost this content.  Some of the material presented is incredible! Thank very much you Adrian. Some content has been modified a little for some items.

By: Mark McGrouther, Adrian Flynn, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

This week in Fish: Hagfish slime and parasitic males

It's been an exciting week.  Two blog posts, a freakish deepsea anglerfish and plenty of new images.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

Dangerous times for Stripey Snappers

Finding a home on the reef can be a lethal time for baby fishes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2010

Strange eel from the collection

Research Associate Ken Graham discovered a strange eel in the fish collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2010

Who's the slimiest fish of all?

Hagfishes can produce huge quantities of mucus!  A 50 cm long hagfish can fill an 8 litre bucket of water with slime in minutes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2010