Image: Melissa Martin
Melissa Martin examining a flying fish in the Ichthyology Collection.
- Mark McGrouther
- © Australian Museum
Melissa is a PhD student at the University of Tasmania but is currently based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. She visited the Australian Museum for 2 weeks in October, 2012 on a Geddes Postgraduate Award. Melissa studies cymothoid isopods, which are crustacean parasites of fishes. Her work is currently focusing on the mouth-attaching parasites commonly called fish doctors and tongue biters.