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.
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!
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.