Dr Adam Kerezsy, aquatic ecologist, talks about the unique desert spring environment supporting the Red Finned Blue Eye.
There's much to admire about the work of Adam Kerezsy. A former teacher turned aquatic ecologist. Here's a couple of podcasts to listen to about this work and I recommend your grab a copy of his book Desert Fishing Lessons
Wetlands and rivers need water – not least in the case of Australia’s biggest river system, the Murray-Darling Basin, which has been the target of an “environmental watering” plan designed to preserve its water levels and quality.
While the rivers of northern Australia and the Murray-Darling Basin are renowned for their iconic, large-sized, fish species such as Murray Cod and Barramundi, the temperate inland waterways of Tasmania are home to numerous “minnow-type” fishes.
Australia has around 300 species of freshwater fish. Many people are aware of iconic species like Australian Bass, Barramundi and Murray Cod, but there a many small fish that deserve our attention. Here is the Southern Pygmy Perch.
Since the discovery of the Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, which is predicted to measure twice the size of Texas, five more have been found across the world’s oceans with the Atlantic gyre predicted to be even larger. This plastic takes thousands of years to degrade, remaining in the environment to be broken up into ever smaller fragments by ocean currents. The gyre stretches from the coastlines of California to the shores of Japan. Recent studies have estimated 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer of the world’s oceans. The number of plastic pieces in the Pacific Ocean has tripled in the last ten years and the size of the accumulation is set to double in the next ten. Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic recovered from our oceans. Together with local fishermen, Studio Swine collects and processes the marine plastic into a stool at sea.