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Warmer waters makes Tassie a hotspot for new fishy friends

The Mercury, 15 Mar 2016.

WARM sea temperatures have lured an assortment of unusual sea creatures to Tasmania in recent months – some slithery and others scrumptious. Anglers are buzzing over the larger numbers of sought-after table fish visiting the ­island, with catches of whopper yellowtail kingfish, snapper and broadbill swordfish. Read  the full story in The Mercury.

Photo: King George Whiting (Sillaginodes punctata) is common on mainland Australia but Redmap is receiving sightings across the Tasman into Tasmanian waters. Credit: Carl Hyland, logged on Redmap. Read all about the uncommon fish being caught in Tasmanian waters here.

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