What's lurking in our inland waterways?

June 17, 2017

Dr Beatty is hosting a free public lecture

Join leading Murdoch researcher Dr Stephen Beatty on a journey through Western Australia’s unique waterways at a free public lecture this Monday, 19 June.

Attendees can expect an expedition through the wonderful world of the State’s distinctive freshwater and estuarine fishes, presented through captivating underwater and aerial video footage.

Dr Beatty, who grabbed international news headlines for his research into football-sized goldfish, will highlight key threats these species have faced in the past and face, now and into the future.

“The event aims to showcase how special our freshwater and estuarine fishes are, from the Kimberley to the south-coast,” he said.

“It will also highlight recent research into the many threats they face. I hope the audience will come away with a sense of pride about our rivers and estuaries.”

Other prominent freshwater and estuarine scientists will join Dr Beatty for an interactive panel discussion with the audience. The experts will identify and discuss possible solutions to saving these unique and often imperilled species.

The free lecture, titled “From salamanderfish to sawfish, what's lurking in our inland waterways and how can we help them?” will commence at 6pm in the Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre at Murdoch’s Perth Campus.

The free public lecture is part of the Healthy Future's series at Murdoch University.

Dr Beatty is a senior research fellow in the Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit.

See the latest news from Murdoch University here.

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