Image Gallery: Fish Fieldwork - Central Coast, New South Wales, 2007

For three days in early May 2007, staff of the Fish Department conducted joint fieldwork with Marine Invertebrates staff around Umina on the central New South Wales coast.

We collected fishes at six locations under a permit issued by NSW DPI Fisheries. The specimens have now been incorporated into the fish collection and have helped to improve our knowledge of the fishes of the New South Wales coast.

One of the interesting finds was a specimen of a new species of scorpionfish that is currently being described by Australian Museum Research Associate, Dr Hiroyuki Motomura.

The specimens are now registered in the Fish Collection and available via loans to researchers worldwide.