Category: Science

Which fishes eat sponges?

A colleague just asked me this question. I had to confess that I wasn't sure of the answer.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2011

This week in Fish: Back to reality

Returning to work after three weeks on fieldwork is not always easy.  Despite the excellent efforts of Amanda and Sally, there were many emails to answer and plenty of jobs that had to be done.  I have added a number of images and two movies in a feeble attempt to relive the Kermadec experience.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 10 Jun 2011

Kermadec wrap-up

Since I last posted to Fish Bits, I have participated in an amazing fieldtrip to the Kermadec Islands. I returned earlier this week and have now resumed adding content to the fish site.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jun 2011

Kermadec Update

Mark is no longer bobbing around the Kermadec Islands (half way between New Zealand and Tonga), he's arrived back on land. I'm sure he'll have some amazing stories to share with us all. Until then here are two great fish videos and a picture we were able to get our hands on thanks to the Auckland Museum.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2011

Treasures of the Kimberley

The north-western Australian Kimberley is one of fifteen biodiversity hotspots in Australia. Its coast boasts an archipelago that comprises several hundred large and thousands of much smaller islands.

By: Mr Martin Pueschel, Category: Science, Date: 20 May 2011

The Kermadec Blog and a rare Monkfish

It's lucky the Kermadec blog is so interesting and full of fabulous photos and videos, because I am seriously green with envy.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 17 May 2011

Water and Climate Change quiz

Water is precious, we all know that but how much do you really know about water and how climate change will impact on our future water resource?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 10 May 2011

This week in Fish: Baby Batfish

It was another big week with heaps of new fishy content added to the site.  Two of the highlights were the spotting of juvenile Roundface Batfish in Sydney Harbour and the addition of a stunning Halimeda Ghostpipefish image.  Follow the links below to read more about these and other happenings.  This will be the first and last Fish Bits post for May.  I will be participating in the Kermadec Islands expedition (more below) until early June.  Thank you as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2011

Batfish in Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of tropical fishes. That's why we were recently surprised to hear about juvenile Roundface Batfish that have been seen near Clifton Gardens and in Parsley Bay, in the outer harbour.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 May 2011

Shark blood production

In what part of the body is a shark's blood made? This was the subject of an enquiry that was recently sent to the Australian Museum.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 May 2011