Fish Fieldwork - Sydney Harbour, March 1998
The Fish section spent a day in the field collecting fishes in Sydney Harbour in March 1998.
The dive attracted significant media interest because 43 species of fishes were collected from a single kelp bed in just over one hour of collecting. This goes against the impression many people have of Sydney Harbour as a desolated underwater wasteland.
Some of the specimens collected were used in the Australian Museum's Biodiversity gallery which opened in September 1998.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology