Persian Carpet Flatworm
Found on Oak Park divesite in about 10m of water sheltering under an overhang on the second reef, probably about 150m offshore. A single fish present.
Moorish Idol spotted spotted amid rocks at a depth of 5m.
Vagrant animals are those that turn up well outside their normal range. These individuals present an opportunity to investigate the underlying factors facilitating or inhibiting climate-induced changes to species distributions. In this article, Redmap guest authors and budding marine science experts Kai Paijmans and Dr Paloma Matis provide a concise rundown of what can be learned from studying vagrant marine critters...
- Increasing opportunity for kingfish in Tasmanian waters
- Diving into the genetics of range shifts
- Detecting range-shifting species using their environmental preferences