A den of 25 eastern rock lobsters (Sagmariasus verreauxi) inside the Governor Island Marine Reserve, Bicheno 22/03/2019
Three of four zebrafish observed beneath Woodbridge jetty on baited video camera
Tailor caught at Risdon Cove
Old Wifes pair - Twin Peaks - taken by Jenny Lander
Sightings of yellowtail kingfish in Tasmanian waters have been regularly logged with Redmap since the program began. These records are particularly valuable because they indicate that kingfish from eastern Australia could be on the move south, suggesting that some dedicated scientific research may be necessary to get to the bottom of what’s going on.
In this article, PhD student and kingfish project leader Curtis Champion describes recently published findings that show the ocean conditions favoured by kingfish are moving further south, and importantly, indicate that an increase in the number of months each year that these conditions persist off Tasmania is very likely in the future.
- Diving into the genetics of range shifts
- Detecting range-shifting species using their environmental preferences
- Mass die-offs - Warm water fish can't handle the cold?