Posted on September 30, 2015November 2, 2015   Leave a comment on High altitude sampling in PNG

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 – setting 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┬áColeoptera. The surrounding terrain was spectacular, although affected by fires and frost damage as a result of the current El Nino-related drought. … Continue reading “High altitude sampling in PNG”