This week in Fish: White Shark and sleeping fishes

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Aug 2010

It's been another huge week of movies and blogs.  You can watch lovely butterflyfishes, swim with a Whale Shark or sit on your board and watch a White Shark calmly swimming below you.  We ask the question, "Do fishes sleep?".

Blackback Butterflyfish at Pixie Gardens

Blackback Butterflyfish at Pixie Gardens
Photographer: Erik Schlögl © Erik Schlögl

New movies:

Blackback Butterflyfish, Chaetodon melannotus
Bluespot Butterflyfish at Flinders Reef
Chevroned Butterflyfish, Chaetodon trifascialis
Citron Butterflyfish, Chaetodon citrinellus
Eastern Talma at Cook Island
Forceps Fish, Forcipiger flavissimus
Longfin Bannerfish, Heniochus acuminatus
Longnose Butterflyfish at Osprey Reef
Ornate Butterflyfish at Christmas Island
Ovalspot Butterflyfish at Flinders Reef
Pennant Bannerfish, Heniochus chrysostomus
Pinstripe Butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunulatus
Pyramid Butterflyfish at Christmas Island
Racoon Butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunula
Saddle Butterflyfish at Agincourt Reef
Schooling Bannerfish at The Gold Coast Seaway
Singular Bannerfish at Cook Island
Threadfin Butterflyfish at the Gold Coast Seaway
Threeband Butterflyfish at Fish Rock
Triangular Butterflyfish at Pixie's Pinnacle
Vagabond Butterflyfish in the Gold Coast Seaway

New blog posts:

Deepsea trench research trip
Fangtooth feeding
Swimming with a whale shark
White Sharks aren't mindless killers

General pages:

Do fishes sleep?

New images:

Fangtooth teeth
Globefish at Storm Bay
Juvenile Blue Whiptail
Araara, Pseudocaranx georgianus
Striped Scat, Selenotoca multifasciata

New galleries:

Fish Section Volunteers

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