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The Spotted Handfish needs our help

  • Monday 7th September 2020


Today is Threatened Species Day, an opportunity to highlight and educate people on the plight of some of Australia's most endangered species. It also highlights the hard work and dedication of research scientists doing all they can to help prevent the loss of some of Australia's most unique species.

The Tasmanian Spotted Handfish is an enigmatic little fish found only in a few rivers in Tasmania. It's population is threatened by the introduced species the Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amurensis) eating their eggs.

You can learn more about this amazing little fish and how SEA LIFE Melbourne are helping here 

Learn more about the unique Spotted Handfish here

You can even name your very own handfish by donating here