A walk around the Field of Mars Environment Education Centre with Steve Papp and Pat Spiers last week revealed a plethora of native flowers of many colours and shapes, including pea flowers - all perfect for a field study of pollinators.
The Slingjaw Wrasse is aptly named. The video shows excellent slow-motion footage of the greatly protrusible mouth during feeding. Click on the link to the fact sheet for more information on this species.
This movie shows the species very nicely. The fish swims so close to the camera it gives us a great view of its fleshy lips, colour pattern on the head and the forehead hump (click on the link to 'Hyperostosis - Swollen Bones' to find out more about this phenomenon).
Highlights for the week include a new movie from Agent 1 on 'The exciting life of Anglerfishes, a movie showing a halosaur at a depth of 1027 m and an outrageously coloured Lilac-tip Basslet swimming on the HMAS Brisbane. Thank you as always to all our contributors.
In 2009, colleagues at the University of Washington, created quite a stir when they described a new species of frogfish from Indonesia. The fish goes by the scientific name Histiophryne psychedelica. When you watch the movie you'll probably agree that psychedelica is a good name for this strange fish.