Handfish walk with their “hands” rather than swim. They belong to a group of coastal anglerfish with a narrow distribution in southeastern Australia. There are 14 species with seven endemic to Tasmania and Bass Strait. Handfishes don’t have a planktonic stage, they lay eggs, and have parental care of eggs.
NRM South recently participated in the Tasmanian Biosecurity Roundtable, hosted by the National Biosecurity Committee together with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and Biosecurity Tasmania, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE). These events are held in every state and territory each year, and
As with previous years, the 2017-2018 Discovery Ranger Program, delivered by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in partnership with NRM South, reached out to the Tasmanian community and visitors to the State through public events and interactions. The highly skilled Discovery Rangers added value to the experience of participants through
Last year, the South East Regional Shorebirds Alliance, led by NRM South, ran a Crowd Funding Campaign – Tassie Shorebirds Rescue. Some of the money raised has been used to develop an Education Kit for Beach-nesting Birds, which is now available free to download. The kit provides details of twelve awareness