MAGNT Fish Survey


Jawoyn rangers worked alongside scientists from the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) in fish searching mission within some of the more attractive Jawoyn waterholes. These areas were targeted as once you go above water falls it seems the fish genetics change and there have been new fishes found that had previously been unknown to western science. These include the Barrowei Gudgeon and a variety of rainbow fish that seem to have different colours on top of different waterfalls. Some junior rangers were on hand to assist as it was school holidays, their extra hands and eyes (especially at night) were appreciated. Between the scientists, rangers juniors and old we were able to net and muster many fish into nets and then on to the lab to check the DNA sequences and hopefully more new fish will be known and named.

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