Thank you to the wonderful, generous people who have contributed to the fish site during the year.

I'm going on leave (!!) so will take this opportunity to thank you wonderful, generous people who have contributed to the fish site during the year - you know who you are (and so do I). We've achieved a great deal together (see 'Some stats' below).

I'm already looking forward to more ichthyological interactions in the new year. As a final treat, I have embedded MBARI's very cool video. Thank you all!

New movies:

California Horn Shark, Heterodontus francisci
Crocodilefish, Cymbacephalus beauforti
Hairtail Blenny, Xiphasia setifer
Regal Angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus
Starry Batfish, Halieutaea stellata

New images:

Diamondscale Goatfish, Parupeneus ciliatus
Ocean Puffer, Lagocephalus lagocephalus
Oyster Blenny at Marino
Slender Snake Blenny and Clark's Snake Blenny
Starry Seabat, Halieutaea stellata

People pages:

Mark seining
Peter Last, Gordon Yearsley and Daniel Gledhill

Some stats:

With your help, during 2012 we have added over 550 assets to the site including:

  • over 300 images
  • nearly 100 movies
  • 55 blog posts
  • 38 fact sheets

MBARI's Challenges of the Deep

As stated on their YouTube channel - "This video uses undersea footage from MBARI's remotely-operated vehicles to show the various challenges that midwater and deep-sea organisms face, and the adaptations they have developed in order to survive in this inhospitable environment."