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.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the fish site throughout the year. Permission to use images and movies was granted by 87 people. I've compiled a short summary, below, of what you have made possible. So, thank you and best wishes for a happy, safe (and fishy) 2012.