This week in Fish: Farewell fish fans

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Dec 2012

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

Diamondscale Goatfish, Parupeneus ciliatus

Diamondscale Goatfish, Parupeneus ciliatus
Photographer: Ian Shaw © Ian Shaw

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."

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