Fin forensics and the fish collection

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Apr 2011

The Australian Museum's Dr Rebecca Johnson appeared in the Catalyst Fin Forensics story on 7 April 2011. The show focused on the the practice of shark finning and highlighted how the museum's Genetics Unit were instrumental in a successful legal prosecution.  The Australian Museum's 'fishos' were also delighted to see some excellent footage of the Fish collection that appeared in the story.

Dr Rebecca Johnson

Dr Rebecca Johnson
Photographer: Sue Lindsay © Australian Museum

Following the airing of the television program, a short clip of the ichthyology collection manager, Mark McGrouther taking with the surfing scientist Ruben Meerman was posted on the Catalyst website. The clip featured footage of the Goblin Sharks in the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection.

View the two stories on the Catalyst website.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Fin forensics, fish collection, video, Catalyst,