It was a 'week of sharks'. The highlight was the addition of some quite disturbing images of a White Shark being 'strangled' by a plastic packing strap. Other less upsetting images, including two of Galapagos Sharks, were also added to the site. Thank you as always to all of you who contributed and commented throughout the week.
This week considerable effort has gone into the 'master list' of species on the site. When completed, the list will allow users to easily see a summary of the images and fact sheets available for each species. As usual, some great images were added during the week, plus a fact sheet on shrimpgobies and their relationship with burrowing shrimps. Thank you to all our contributors.
This week we feature a blog post on Dr Jeff Leis' research. We show you how to age a shark by examining its backbone and present an image of a juvenile fish collected in French Polynesia, along with the net that collected it. We welcome Dr Barry Russell, who is currently visiting the Fish Section to further his research on lizardfishes.
This week we feature two of the cutest fishes you are likely to see for some time, the Red Handfish and a lumpfish. We were visited by Dr Keiichi Matsuura who continued his work on fishes in the genus Triodon.
Due to the 'inconvenience' of the Australia Day public holiday and a day of illness, additions were only made to the site on three days. The highlights were a visit by Research Associate Hiroyuki Motomura, the addition of some White Shark jaw images and a great Fanbelly Leatherjacket shot.
It's been a short week but a productive one. Some beautiful images were added and work continues on the 'master fish list' for the site. Best wishes to all for the Festive Season! Thanks one and all for your contributions throughout the year.