Image: Adrian Flynn - 2011
Adrian Flynn at the Australian Museum, 8 September, 2011. The petri dish in the foreground and the one under the microscope contain lanternfish otoliths taken from the stomachs of Bigeye Tunas, Thunnus obesus.
- Mark McGrouther
- © Australian Museum
In 2010 Adrian Flynn and John Paxton trawled a Dana Lanternfish, Diaphus danae, spawning aggregation in the Coral Sea, off northern Queensland, for the first time. Adrian and John have been studing the reproductive biology and ageing of lanternfishes from the aggregation. Adrian spent a week at the Australian Museum during September 2011 processing samples and analysing data from that study.