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This week in Fish: Ellie the eel

All was quiet on the web front last week because we were doing fieldwork.  We've made up for it this week with the addition of plenty of new content.  The blog posts on a wayward Sargassum Anglerfish and Ellie the eel are certainly worth a look, as are the great new images.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2011

An eel called Ellie

Thank you to Gavin Gatenby for putting together this impressive movie about 'Ellie' the Longfinned Eel (Anguilla reinhardtii).  As he says in the commentary, the freshwater eels are known for their impressive spawning migrations. Four species of Anguilla are known from Australian waters.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2011

Linkasaurus! #3

Curated for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Mar 2011

The world of museums

Museums now operate across three spheres: their physical site; online (via websites and social media) and in the mobile world. How do each of these spheres intersect? How can museums add value across the three to enhance their relationships with audiences? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Mar 2011

Tim Flannery is in the house on Thursday night!

Tim Flannery is someone I truly admire. I know those who were able to get tickets for his talk this week will be very inspired. I wish I could be there!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2011

Celebration to launch the Wrapped in a Possum Skin Cloak by the Lake exhibition

A cultural revival project and exhibition celebrating Aboriginal cloak-making is open until 31 July 2011.
 

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 22 Mar 2011

Wrapped in a Possum Skin Cloak by the Lake exhibition is launched

A cultural revival project and exhibition celebrating Aboriginal cloak-making is open until 31 July 2011.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 Mar 2011

One small step

Friday the 11th of February 2011 was a big day for me but the environment is the big winner. This was the official ceremony to announce that St Mary’s Star of the Sea College was banning the single use plastic bottle.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2011

Southerly Sargassum Anglerfish

The 'official'* southern limit to the distribution of the Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio histrio is Burrill Lake, New South Wakes (35.37°S).  This movie, kindly sent to us by Kerryn Wood (Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden) shows a fish filmed in 18 March 2011 at Bar Beach, Merimbula (36.85°S), well south of the known range of the species.  Thank you Kerryn!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2011

This week in Web: 18 March 2011

Where do our web visitors come from and why are we interested?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Mar 2011