Image Gallery: Larval fish fieldwork at Lizard Island Research Station

Since January 1995, Dr. Jeffrey Leis assisted by Brooke Carson-Ewart, has been carrying out research on the behavioural capabilities of the larvae of coral reef fishes. The Australian Museum's research station, located on Lizard Island, provides the base for this research. Twice a year, typically Jan-Feb and Nov-Dec, a team of four divers from the Australian Museum travel to the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef in order to observe tiny, recently spawned reef fish in their own environment.

These photographs, taken while in the field will give you some idea of how this research was carried out.