New eDNA publication on skates in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania (Australia)

The Maugean skate (Zearaja maugeana) has the most restricted distribution of any species of fish in Australian waters. Its only found in one or two inlets on the remote western coastline of Tasmania in southern Australia. PhD student Kay Weltz has determined that its presence can be detected from DNA in water samples, which means that monitoring the survival of the speices now and in the future can be conducted cheaply and quickly.

By : Jenny Ovenden /June 13, 2017 /Latest News /Comments Off on New eDNA publication on skates in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania (Australia)

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