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By Author: Mark McGrouther

This week in fish: A week of beards

ZZ Top didn't visit (unfortunately), but the bearded Peter Unmack did. The totally bizarre Bearded Leatherjacket also made an appearance.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 May 2013

This week in fish: Martin, Mike and a bright goatfish

It's not often that my 'socks are blown off' by something fishy, but Erik Schloegl's fluorescing goatfish image really impressed me.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 May 2013

This week in fish: Inside a drummer

Exciting happenings this week include a small shark with a big appetite, drummers with weird buoyancy devices and a Sydney Harbour surprise.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Apr 2013

This Week in Fish: Drowning in Sharks

The week felt very "sharky".  We saw Spinner Sharks, Smalltooth Cookiecutter Sharks and Sam Edmonds the shark photographer.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Apr 2013

Marine vandal has a gutful!

Emails from a research vessel in the middle of the Pacific tell of a small shark whose 'taste' for fresh sashimi led to its capture.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Apr 2013

This week in Fish: Bold Movies

It's a mixed bag of fishes this week; from a small tropical pipefish to a fiddler ray from cooler southern waters.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Apr 2013

This week in Fish: Monster Fish Move

It's been a huge week!  An important new paper on the fauna of Sydney Harbour was published and all the monster-sized fishes were moved.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Mar 2013

Sydney Harbour - 3000 species and counting!

Quick quiz ... how many species of animals live in Sydney Harbour? Do you know where those animals live?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013

This week in Fish: Red Rag to a Fish

Another huge week, but not for the website.  We were too busy moving sharks and rays to a new area ... but more on that in an upcoming blog.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2013

This week in Fish: Weird fish award

And the weird fish of the week award goes to ... the Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Mar 2013