18 hours ago
The eyes have it
You know we don't play favourites, but one-fin flashlight fishes (Photoblepharon palpebratum) are pretty swish! We find them at night on the reefs of the Coral Sea, where they live in crevices and caves during the day. Their most outstanding features are the bioluminescent organs below their large eyes but they are also a placid little black fish with a blunt snout and subtle irridescent blue markings...simply lovely. So, if you ask us if they're a favourite, we'd have to say, "aye!" ... See MoreSee Less
Cairns Marine is feeling great.
2 days ago
Meanwhile in Mackay...
We’re having fun with some new corals that just arrived from our Sharpshooter crew. Mackay + eye candy = Mackeye Candy!!! 💯🔥🔥🔥 ... See MoreSee Less
The Australian pineapplefish is super unique, distinct and endemic to Australia. It's covered with rough, armor-like scales. There are pits on the lower jaw that contain luminescent bacteria, hidden when the mouth is closed but you can see the glow (adults have red glow, like our big fella, juveniles have green glow) when open. They're such a wonderful fish...seems right their name means "glory of the sea." ... See MoreSee Less
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