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A fingered dragpnet next to a ruler

Fish come in all shapes and sizes – like this fingered dragonet. Visit us at the Science Festival and find out what a fish’s physical features can tell you about it.

Friday 17 August 2018

Explore WA’s weird and wonderful fish

Come and visit us at the Perth Science Festival on 18-19 August to learn about WA's diverse, weird and wonderful fish.

Western Australia is home to more than 3,000 fish species that come in a range of sizes, shapes and colour patterns – like this fingered dragonet (pictured).

You can learn a lot about fish from its appearance.

Visit us at the Science Festival and we can show you how you can tell from a fish’s features whether they’re ‘ambush predators’, built for speed, surface dwellers or bottom feeders.

You will be able to test your fish identification skills by examining a fish’s body shape, tail shape and colour while using the Recfishwest app.

We’ll also be taking a look at fish skins and scales to show you how fish use this important body armour for survival.

Visit our booth at the Robinson Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds on 18 and 19 August 2018.

Tickets for the festival must be purchased online from the Scitech website in advance of the event. 

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