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By Author: Mark McGrouther

This week in Fish: Fish out of water

This week we have something special for you. Our Chadwick Biodiversity Fellow Gina Cooke has returned from Mauritius where she took some fantastic fish photos and videos.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Gotta luv a BRUV!

A BRUV... you know, a baited remote underwater video.  BRUVs film fishes as they go about their business.  Check out the two rare fishes in Hamish Malcolm's movie taken at the Solitaries (top link).  As usual, my gratitude goes to the great community of 'fish folk' who make these pages possible.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Marlin and Mouth Mackerel

Ok, I give up.  How do I tie together this mish-mash of ichthyological miscellanea.  Suggestions welcomed.  As always, thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Far-flung fishes

This week we added images of far-flung fish species; two surgeonfishes from Mauritius and a damselfish from Bali. Yes, I know this is the AUSTRALIAN Museum website, but these species also occur in Australia, so no excuse was needed. Thank you to everyone who contributed throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Welcome to the 'fish doctor'

The 'fish doctor' has been working in the collection this week. PhD student Melissa Martin works on fish doctors, a group of fish parasites also known as fish lice and tongue biters.  Rob Harcourt sent some action shots of an Eastern Angelshark having its fate 'sealed'.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: Bone from Brewarrina

I love a challenge.  During the week I received images of a bone found on a river bank. Was it from a fish, and if so what species of fish? 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Oct 2012

Kermadec memories

It seems like only yesterday that we were diving on the sides of volcanos in the Kermadec Islands.  It was certainly a fantastic trip.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Oct 2012

Kiwis track Great White Sharks

A team of New Zealand scientists are researching the secret lives of White Sharks.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: Banded (not sliced) Cucumberfish

This week we feature a rare Banded Cucumberfish that was caught at a depth of about 500 m. The species was only scientifically named in 2010. Thank you to Hal Epstein for sending images, then dropping the fish off at the museum.  Welcome also to Ghost Flathead researcher Yuki Nagano who is visiting this week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: 'Habitat road trip'

This week we go on a 'habitat road trip', as we watch Golden Perch in the green waters of Blowering Dam, a snailfish swimming in the ocean depths, a stargazer bursting from the sediment and pipefish living between the tentacles of an anemone in the clear waters of Komodo Island.  Thank you everyone!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Oct 2012