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By Author: Mark McGrouther

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

This week in Fish: Tasselled Anglerfish and rockclimbing fish

This week we feature a fantastic image of the Tasselled Anglerfish, we watch a Blackspot Tuskfish doing its thing, look at juvenile fish rockclimbing and as always point to new fishy content.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Apr 2010

This week in Fish: Whiskered Prowfish and Common Seadragon mortality

It's a 'short'week' due to the Easter break. We feature some great new movies and factsheets along with an interesting telephone call from past Australian Museum staff member Phil Colman.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Mar 2010

This week in Fish: Visiting researchers and Weeping Toadfish predators

This week we feature the visits of two researchers, a fish photographer page was updated from the old site, we find out about the predators of the Weeping Toadfish and as always plenty of new fishy content was added.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2010

This week in Fish: Lost Barramundi and a new Research Associate

This week we feature our newest Research Associate and the strange case of 'Buddist Barramundi' releases.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2010

Welcome to Fish Bits

The 'Fish Bits' blog is updated weekly.  It will post information about current happenings in the Fish Section - who's visiting and accounts of any special events.  It will also list all the new species factsheets, weird and wonderful specimens and hopefully, news from the field.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010

Barramundi mystery solved

Update: July 2014! - See movie, below. The case of the mysterious appearance of Barramundi in Sydney Harbour has been solved.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2010