Saving the Last Handfish

February 8th, 2021

Ocean Geographic Society, Other, 03/02/2021
I vividly recall uncovering my first Red Handfish from beneath a tangled mess of seaweed. I had been busy scouring the rocky reef searching for cryptic fishes and invertebrates as part of the Reef Life Survey (RLS) marine life monitoring program. We were surveying the only Red Handfish (Thymichthys politus ) site known to exist at the time. […] The work is supported by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) within the National Environmental Science Programme Marine Biodiversity Hub, along with a range of other people and organisations, including the Australian public who have generously donated to the fundraising component.

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