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Historical Ecology PhD project and scholarship: Stuffed Murray Cod in Pubs

PhD Project: ‘Stuffed Murray cod in pubs: trophy fish and environmental change in the Murray-Darling Basin’ There is an exciting opportunity to carry out a PhD project in the School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury, on the topic … Continue reading

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Stuffed Murray cod in pubs

Hi all Murray cod lovers, we are just getting underway a new project to find – and describe information related to – stuffed Murray cod in pubs around the Murray-Darling Basin. It is part cultural heritage, part environmental history and … Continue reading

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Australian endangered species: Murray cod

Recently I was asked to write a short piece on Murray cod in The  Conversation, since the International Union for the Conservation of Nature list the species as Endangered. This is quite a controversial topic, since the species is one … Continue reading

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Book on the Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes

I am pleased to announce that the Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes book, edited by Paul Humphries and Keith Walker, is to be published by CSIRO Publishing in March 2013.  You can pre-order now by clicking here. Description: This edited … Continue reading

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Update to biggest Murray cod story

Will Trueman, who is well known for his historical fish research and writings recently wrote to me in response to my posting on the biggest ‘authenticated’ Murray cod story.  He writes: “My history on native fish has been published online … Continue reading

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Biggest Murray cod ever caught: fact or fiction?

Bob McDowall’s Freshwater Fishes of South-Eastern Australia (1996), Gerry Allen and coauthors’ Freshwater Fishes of Australia (2002), Mark Lintermans’ Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin (2007) and many other freshwater fish ‘bibles’ claim that the biggest Murray cod every caught weighed 113.6 kg, … Continue reading

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