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.
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.
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.
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!
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.