Red handfish juveniles released to boost endangered wild population

November 11, 2020

A captive reared Red Handfish released into the wild
One of the captive-reared Red handfish, resighted days after being returned to the wild. Image: Rick Stuart-Smith

Juvenile Red handfish hatched and raised from eggs at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), CSIRO and Seahorse World have been released back into the wild to help the species avoid extinction.

One patch two patch: last stand for the Red Handfish?

August 22, 2019

Scientists, managers, industry and the community are mobilising to help save Tasmania's Red Handfish from extinction.

Project A10 - Conservation of handfish and their habitat

From left: Spotted handfish.  Image: Tyson Bessell, University of Tasmania. Spotted Handfish. Image: Tim Lynch, CSIRO. Red Handfish. Image: Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey.

(Previous project titles - Monitoring and conservation of spotted handfish, Conservation of spotted handfish and their habitat)

Project update, 2019

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