A grumpy looking Tasmanian fish with flashy Broadway features is the poster child for an extraordinary battle against extinction.
On the surface, it looks like any other bay near Hobart. But beneath the calm waters live a small population of one of the rarest and most endangered fish in the world: the red handfish.
Scientists are working hard to ensure the red handfish has a future. They hope a new captive-rearing program is the answer.
Scientists are now hopeful that new populations will begin to emerge.
This red-embellished handfish uses its limbs to ‘walk’ along the seafloor