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Podcast: Bloomfield River Cod


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The Bloomfield River Cod has been hiding from predators in an 11kms stretch between two waterfalls.

Here’s one for the fish nerds! In this week’s podcast Professor Mark Kennard, Deputy Dean of Research at Griffith University and Professor at the Australian Rivers Institute, talks about his discovery of the Bloomfield River Cod in the early 90’s whilst doing fish surveys as a research assistant.

Found only in an 11 kms stretch of the Bloomfield River between two waterfalls in Far North Queensland (near Wujal Wujal), the Bloomfield River Cod is the only tropical cod in the world. Discovering this fish species raised lots of questions for scientists about its history.

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