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By Author: Mark McGrouther

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

This week in Fish: We're back!

Despite the heat and some logistical challenges, we had a very productive time in East Timor. Eight dives were made and many specimens collected. The specimens will be shipped soon and then the process of identifying the 'small things' can begin in earnest. The week has been a short one, hence the paucity of new content.  Thanks as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2012

This week in Fish: Monty the non-python

Next week the 'marine team' travels to East Timor to participate in a biodiversity survey.  Despite the busy week of preparations we managed to add some interesting content.  Dr Stuart Welsh visited to work on freshwater catfishes and we received a great video on 'Monty' the Blue Groper.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 14 Sep 2012

This fortnight in Fish

We didn't do a summary post last Friday, so this 'week' is a double-whammy.  There is some brilliant new content, the highlight for me was the underwater footage of Orange Roughy. Fantastic stuff! Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Sep 2012

This week in Fish: Ornate Eagle Ray

Until this week I had never heard of Aetomylaeus vespertilio.  It's such an impressive fish I'm not likely to forget it.  As always, thank you to everyone who contributed their images and movies.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Aug 2012

This week in Fish: Hard-Drinking Atomgoby

This week was the week of the Hard-Drinking Atomgoby.  Say no more ...

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Aug 2012

This week in Fish: Packing and interview

It was packing week.  Amanda and Sally have worked hard to amass all the gear required for our upcoming trip to Timor Leste.  More on that topic to come.  Mark's interview with Radio Eastside is now online. As to 'fishy stuff', there was plenty of it.  Thank you all for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Aug 2012