Finding out about fish in the Fitzroy

21 May 2019

Going fishing always comes with its share of stories, and it’s no different when the fishing is for research!

The team studying WA’s Fitzroy River fish as part of the environmental water needs project led by Michael Douglas has summarised their last few field trips in this entertaining update, with stories of 40-degree days, big barra, a painful catfish sting cured with bush medicine, and alien-looking fairy shrimp.

Nearly 3000 fish were caught, measured and released back into the river, increasing our knowledge of the potential impacts to fish of altered river flows.

Gooniyandi rangers and researchers

Gooniyandi Rangers working with the NESP Fitzroy fish team. From left: Kyle Rainer, Chris Keogh, Dandrick Cherel, Rusco Smith, Savannah Killerby-Smith, Daniel Carrington and Ollie Pratt, photo Leah Beesley.

spangled perch (small)

Spangled perch, photo Caroline Canham.

 

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