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Environment
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1979-005
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Dependence of commercially import fish on krill as a food source in south-east Tasmania

This final report on the project describes data on stomach contents of major fish predators of the euphausiid Nyctiphanes australis. The study has concluded that: size and stock of krill and its production can be calculated with some degree of confidence; major predators of adult krill can be...
ORGANISATION:
University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2016-118
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Using scat DNA to inform sustainable fisheries management and Ecological Risk Assessments: a Shy Albatross case study

Seabirds are attracted to fishing vessels through the availability of fishery discards, increasing the risk of injury or mortality from interactions with fishing gear. However, it is difficult to estimate what proportion of the population may be at risk. We use DNA metabarcoding of scats to...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Primary Industries Parks Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Hobart
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1995-048
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Cephalopod beak identification and biomass estimation techniques: tools for dietary studies of southern Australian finfishes

Squid, octopus and cuttlefish (cephalopods) are known to be an important food source for many marine animals including whales, porpoise, seals, seabirds, tuna, sharks and swordfish. The hard beaks (chitinous mandibles) of these preys are frequently encountered in predator stomachs. Cephalopod beaks...
ORGANISATION:
Melbourne Museum
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