South Australian News

Whale poo, lobster babies and fish ears: a week at IMAS

Year 10 student Georgia Poyner from Narooma, NSW, donned a lab coat and wet weather gear for an action-packed week of field and lab experience at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart recently. She measured rock lobsters, cut out fish ears and discovered what whale poop looks like.

Warmer waters makes Tassie a hotspot for new fishy friends

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.

Holy Mola!

It spans up to 3 to 4 metres, breaks the scales at 1000 kilos and resembles a giant flattened pufferfish minus spikes. Redmap has been receiving sightings of the unusual-looking ocean sunfish (Mola mola)!  Read about the world's heaviest fish...

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