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This week in Fish: Pipefish close up

This week we feature the first of a series of blog posts from Lizard Island.  There are some great new images of freshwater and marine fishes and a short movie of a large Black Rockcod filmed during the Kermadec Islands expedition. Thank you everyone.

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

Jurassic Lounge is a Big Winner

FBi Radio has declared our after-hours night the winner of the 'Remixing the City' category in this year's SMAC Awards. Ingrid Bennett from our Members team was there to collect the trophy...

By: Ingrid Potts, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Jan 2012

Lizard Fish - In the beginning

Marine biologist Amanda Hay is on beautiful Lizard Island where she is conducting research into behaviour of larval fishes. Today, she writes about the research they are conducting.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jan 2012

Video Conferencing - What's new for 2012?

We're having a great time delivering video conferences to schools. 2012 will be our biggest year with 130 events for 10,000 students.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Jan 2012

This week in Fish: Shorthead Seahorse and Saddled Snake Eel

We added some great images and movies this week.  The Eastern Red Scorpionfish page has been updated to reflect the correct species name and an image of a juvenile Southern Red Scorpionfish was added.  Thanks all!

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

Developing rich media for museums: a way forward?

Rich media (i.e. video) is fast becoming a key way to present museum content both onsite, online and via mobile. How can this work in a manageable and structured way? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jan 2012

This week in Fish: Octopus mimic

The first week of the new year sees us back into the swing of things.  Thanks everyone for your contributions.  The fish mimicking an octopus mimicking a fish is quite amazing.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2012

Eagle rays in the shallows

This movie shows eagle rays (probably Southern Eagle Rays, Myliobatis australis) in very shallow water at Hopetoun, Western Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2012

Saddled Snake Eel, Leiuranus semicinctus

A Saddled Snake Eel at a depth of 1 m, New Caledonia, 2011. 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2012

Fish mimicking octopus mimicking fish!

The Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) has been known for some years for its ability to mimic flatfish, lionfish and seasnakes.  A recent discovery in Indonesia adds a whole new twist to this story.  The Black-marble Jawfish (Stalix cf. histrio) mimics the Mimic Octopus. This is believed to allow the small fish to forage in relative safety well away from its burrow.

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