This week in Fish: Vale - Dr Robert McDowall

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

This week we celebrate the life of the late Robert (Bob) McDowall, a giant in the New Zealand fish world.  We follow a juvenile chimaera swimming more than 1200 m below the surface.  There are plenty of new images, including shots of a moray eel that lives in freshwater and the amusingly-named 'Velvet Leatherjacket'.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed.

Freshwater Moray from Cape Tribulation

Freshwater Moray from Cape Tribulation
Photographer: Brendan Ebner © Brendan Ebner


Juvenile chimaera


Freshwater Moray
Freshwater Moray from Cape Tribulation
Pearly Wrasse, Halichoeres margaritaceus
Purplebanded Snake Eel, Ophichthus bonaparti
Sculptured Seamoth, Pegasus lancifer
Silver Sweep, Scorpis lineolata
Juvenile Silver Sweep
Velvet Leatherjacket, Meuschenia scaber
West Australian Seahorse, Hippocampus subelongatus
Western Gobbleguts, Apogon rueppellii


Drummers and Sweeps
Sea Moths

Research Associate:

Dr Walter Ivantsoff


Dr Robert McDowall

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