This small fish approx. 8cm was found partially dried out on the lid of a tackle box, probably spat out by a freshly caught flathead in Booming Bay Maria Island on the 3rd Jan 2016.
Thousands were floating in the water at Waterfall Bay, dead or near dead.
Seen in the water near King George Island 05/05/2017
There has been a lot of media attention recently of the mass die-off of leatherjackets, as well as smaller numbers of other species, along the south-east coast of Australia from Victoria to Tasmania. But what actually caused the die off?
- Redmap newsletter Summer 2017
- Redmap's most amazing marine sightings
- Bite-sized pieces: Redmap Report Card 2016