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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.

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