Stichopus hermanni - cuuryfish
Collected under license from near mooring ~3km off the North Bondi headland as part of thesis on Lepas. Identified by Barry Hutchins. Southernmost ever record of species.
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