This 'Thylacine of the sea' could become extinct in a decade

Sunday, 17 September 2023 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

The endangered Maugean Skate is a unique species of fish found only on Tasmania's west coast, a relic of an ancient lineage. With it's population crashing in recent years, the Federal Government has announced a plan to breed the skate in captivity to save it from extinction.

But will that be enough? Research shows that one of the biggest threats to the skate is salmon farming, and the plan says nothing about dealing with that. We speak to Dr Leonardo Guida from the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Image: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies/University of Tasmania.


Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.


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