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High altitude sampling in PNG

In August this year, WRM had the opportunity to sample creeks at 3,200 m alt in the highlands of PNG. This was the highest altitude that WRM have sampled Рsetting a company record! Although there were no native fish present, only the introduced rainbow trout, the streams supported a diverse fauna of macroinvertebrates, including Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Chironomidae and Coleoptera. The surrounding terrain was spectacular, although affected by fires and frost damage as a result of the current El Nino-related drought.

 

Waile Ck Panorama

Panorama of the alpine heathlands in the highlands of PNG at 3,200 m alt

 

WAILE US 21

All hands on-board to assist with sampling – air and water temperature about 10 C!