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Following on from the success of the fieldtrip to north-eastern New South Wales in March 2002, a second trip to the region was conducted from 29 November to 13 December 2002.

Black Sole from Cudgera Creek
A Black Sole, Brachirus nigra, collected at a depth of 1 m, from a sandy channel at the mouth of Cudgera Creek, Hastings Point, 11 December 2002 (AMS I.41874-006). Image: Mark McGrouther
© Australian Museum

Fishes were collected from 49 sites (10 marine, 15 estuarine and 24 freshwater). Some of the interesting finds included several new records for New South Wales (view details).

Trip participants included Tony Gill (Arizona State University) and Australian Museum staff and volunteers Pascal Geraghty, Mark McGrouther, Natasha Parkin, and John Pogonoski.

The fishes are now registered in the Fish Collection and are available for loan to researchers worldwide. The data has been entered into the fish database and can now be used to aid in management decisions and for environmental assessments.