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Southern Garfish, Hyporhamphus melanochir

I was recently emailed about his footage of Southern Garfish feeding in the shallows in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.  The videographer reported that the garfish "were breaking off strands of eelgrass and apparently stripping small invertebrates off the grass as well."

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

This week in Fish: First specimen of Denise's Pygmy Seahorse

It was a week of images, punctuated by another of Amanda's blog posts from Lizard Island.  Ed Roberts kindly supplied an image of the first Denise's Pygmy Seahorse known from Australian waters.  The larval Barred Soapfish image is spectacular and John Harris' images of Cox's Gudgeon climbing Penrith Weir are pretty impressive.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

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

Liquid gold: save urine, save the planet?

Ancient cultures, from Greece to Asia, have used urine as a fertiliser to provide nutrients to their crops. Is recycling our urine a radical solution to global food security and saving our waterways?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Feb 2012

Caring for Alfred North's original pictorial material

Archives volunteer, Ada Klinkhamer writes of her experience rehousing and documenting photographs and illustrations prepared for use in publications by Australian Museum ornithologist, Alfred John North.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Feb 2012

Point and shoot #3 - Understanding People

Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King on the power and practice of photography. This week, it's 'understanding people'...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Jan 2012

Point and shoot #2 - Telling Stories

Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King on the power and practice of photography. This week, it's 'telling stories'...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Jan 2012

Point and shoot #1 - Seeing is Believing

Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King on the power and practice of photography. This week, seeing is believing...

By: Carl Bento, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Jan 2012

Lizard Fish - Shark Beaching

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

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jan 2012

Lizard Fish - The best part of every day

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

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jan 2012

This week in Fish: More from the field

This week Amanda Hay reports again from Lizard Island where she is doing fieldwork.  As usual, there are plenty of new images, a movie of a Whiptail with a parasitic problem and we welcome our new volunteer Morgan Crowcroft-Brown.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jan 2012