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This week in Fish: Fish eyes through the lens

Among other great images, we have posted photos of the eyes of a Longhead Flathead and a Smalltooth Flounder. The images were not taken with fish eye lenses :). Nearly all species of fishes have eyes, but some don't.  We've provided some links to information on blind fishes plus one link to an Australian species that is blind-in-name-only.

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

Point and Shoot #6 - Photoshop and other image editing software

From the blog series 'Point and Shoot' by Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King

By: Miriam Arndt, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Mar 2012

Point and Shoot #5 - What lens or focal length should I use

From the blog series 'Point and Shoot' by Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King

By: Miriam Arndt, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Mar 2012

Historic taxidermy storage project

Keeping the bugs at bay...

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 14 Mar 2012

Deep Oceans - Dive in June 2012

Our newest exhibition, Deep Oceans, will be ready for the world to enjoy this June.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 14 Mar 2012

Deep Oceans - A word from prep…

For our Deep Oceans exhibition, Angus Adameitis and our prep team are building a full scale replica of Otis Barton and William Bebee's Bathysphere.

By: Angus Adameitis, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Mar 2012

This week in Fish: Sawfish saw in action

"Sawfish seen in action" might sound more grammatically correct than "Sawfish saw in action", but if you click on the link below you'll see why I've given the blog post that name. Thank you as always to everyone who contributed images and comments during the week.

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

Fashion Less Waste in the classroom

Have you thought about the classroom potential of Fashion Less Waste, the Museum's fashion design competition?

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 08 Mar 2012

Sawfish saw in action

This movie clip shows a sawfish feeding. Sawfishes can slash from side to side with the rostrum to stun, impale or even cut prey fishes in half.  The rostrum can also pin fishes to the substrate where they are ingested.

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

Larval basslet movies

Fishes of the genus Liopropoma have have extremely long ornate second and third dorsal fin spines during their pelagic larval phase. This ornamentation is lost when the larvae metamophose during the transition between open water habitat and the reefs where Liopropoma species live as adults.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2012