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By Author: Mark McGrouther

This week in Fish: Mr Blobby on the Gruen Transfer

The big news for the week was the starring role that Mr Blobby played on the opening show of The Gruen Transfer.  Additions to the site include some pretty 'nasty' images of damage inflicted by a Smalltooth Cookie Cutter Shark, new fieldwork galleries and finally an image of the mouth of a lamprey.

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

This week in Fish: Massive eel and Fish Dissection

This week we show you the biggest freshwater eel you have ever seen.  We have added more important pages from the old site, including the dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead.  Many of the fieldwork pages have also been added.  We are working flat out because Rebecca, our champion web helper is only with us until the end of June!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jun 2010

This week in Fish: Toxin glands and a meal to die for

This week we look at the toxin glands of a Southern Peacock Sole.  We find out what it is like to be stung by a Demon Stinger and try to digest the image of a fish that bit off more than it could chew.  In all, over 60 pages were moved over to the new site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2010

This week in Fish: Mystery skeleton and great images

This week the international fish community worked together to identify a very strange skeleton.  Some beautiful new images have been added to the site, notably those of a Whale Shark and Fimbriate Moray.  We are also delighted to be able to show an image of a very rare tapetail (baby whalefish) taken by divers in Bali.  The text for another 48 pages has been migrated from the old site!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2010

This week in Fish: Parental care damselfishes and Leatherjacket Louse

Highlights for this week include an exchange of comments on parental care and 'glancing' in the Spiny Puller.  We view a new movie of a strangly-coloured Reticulate Whipray, learn about a Leatherjacket Louse and enjoy 40 new fact sheets have been migrated from the old site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 May 2010

This week in Fish: Nemo look-alike and many new pages

And you thought last week was a big one ... it's been another huge week for the website with 62 new 'assets' being added including a fabulous image of a 'Nemo look-alike' and some short FAQs on the collection.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 14 May 2010

This week in Fish: Rebecca Field and a deepsea fish

It's been another huge week for the website.  Rebecca has migrated so many pages Mark can't keep up!  We added a rare deepsea fish to the collection and discuss the identity of a scorpionfish from Nelson Bay, New South Wales.

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

This week in Fish: Old content becomes new

It has been a big week for the fish site.  Our new temporary employee Rebecca Field (more on Rebecca next week) and fish expert Sascha Schulz have been working very hard.  Between them they have carved up the content of 36 species fact sheets that were on the old fish website and entered these data into the new content management system.  Other exciting additons include some lovely images of a larval butterflyfish, a school of Old Wife and an Estuary Stingray.

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

This week in Fish: Tongue Biters and an incredible spiderfish larva

This week we find out if fishes have tongues and learn about the gruesome tongue biters, we swim on a wreck with a school of Yellowtail Kingfish and view images of an incredible larval spiderfish

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

This week in Fish: Robust Ghostpipefish and Banded Humbugs

This week we feature a beautiful image of the Robust Ghostfish, we swim with a school of Bigeye Trevally, have a close-up look at the head of a Spotted Wobbegong and comment on why Pacific Blue-eyes aren't breeding.

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