Image: Vanuatu 1996 - Sorting a large catch

Vanuatu 1996 - Sorting a large catch

Sorting a large catch from relatively shallow water at Erromango Island.

Mark McGrouther
© Australian Museum


Working conditions were very cramped. On the left is a narrow bench (often doubled as a bed) with a pile diving regulators. Under the bench are various pieces of collecting equipment. The large wooden box below the Australian flag towel contains one of the 2 air compressors that were brought by the Smithsonian staff for filling the tanks. Behind Robert Jimmy are white scuba tanks waiting to be filled later on that night.

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Vanuatu, southern half, 1996, Sorting a large catch, southern,