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By Author: Mark McGrouther

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

Rebecca leaves us

Sadly I have to report that Rebecca Field's money has run out so she will be leaving us today.

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

This week in Fish: Yellowfin Tuna and heaps of movies

It's been movie week on the fish site.  Many of the movies that appeared on the old site are now available.  We took delivery of a Yellowfin Tuna that is now in the collection and has had tissues removed for future genetic work.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jun 2010

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