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November 07, 2003
Educate yourself about fish

A (perhaps junk but thanks anyway) email from "Russ" went thuss:

Hi Brian,

Thought you might be interested in this fathead (genus Psychrolutes)
trawled during the NORFANZ expedition:
www.amonline.net.au/fishes/about/fieldwork/norfanz/psychrol2.htm

Or, for a for a full range of fish info:
www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/index.htm

Thanks
Russ

These links plug into what strike me as being excellent educational resources. Many a child might learn a lot rootling around in these kinds of virtual locations.

You absorb a mass of good stuff by such wandering, such as spelling, the way different species are classified, the use of the letters of the alphabet in a set order (something often forgotten) to organise and present information and to make it easily accessible, and much much more.

Above all, if you like this kind of thing, it's fun. I quickly found my way to extraordinary images like this one.

And remember also to eat fish.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:39 PM
Category: ScienceThe Internet
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More interesting fish stuff here:
http://stabbers.muon.posiweb.net/stabbers/html/sven.htm

Comment by: f on November 7, 2003 07:18 PM

Hi Brian,

I thought I'd email to say thank you for the good write up that you gave to the Australian Museum fish site in your "Educate yourself about fish" entry.

I regularly put up images and factsheets on all sorts of strange fishes that your users might be interested in. Today for example I've added a factsheet on another deepsea fish, the bizarre Fangtooth. As it's name implies it has an impressive set of teeth!

http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/acornuta.htm

Cheers,
Mark

Comment by: Mark on November 11, 2003 10:54 PM
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