The ‘miracle fish’ that survived the summer bushfires

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Fish thought to have perished after the devastating 2019/2020 bushfires have been found alive and well in Mannus Creek in NSW.

  • A team of researchers have recently confirmed three Macquarie perch from a rare fish population, that they thought may have perished after the summer bushfires, have survived
  • First sighting of the perch at Mannus Creek in NSW since the bushfires occurred in March 2020
  • A welcome discovery for the researchers who previously conducted post-fire rescue operations and surveying projects to protect the Macquarie perch
Period13 Jul 2021

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  • TitleThe ‘miracle fish’ that survived the summer bushfires
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletCharles Sturt University
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date13/07/21
    DescriptionFish thought to have perished after the devastating 2019/2020 bushfires have been found alive and well in Mannus Creek in NSW.
    A team of researchers have recently confirmed three Macquarie perch from a rare fish population, that they thought may have perished after the summer bushfires, have survived. First sighting of the perch at Mannus Creek in NSW since the bushfires occurred in March 2020. A welcome discovery for the researchers who previously conducted post-fire rescue operations and surveying projects to protect the Macquarie perch.
    URLhttps://news.csu.edu.au/latest-news/the-miracle-fish-that-survived-the-summer-bushfires
    PersonsKatie Doyle