Hold on! : Saving the Spotted Handfish
Published: 2020 by CSIRO Publishing
Level: Primary Years (3-5)
2021 CBCA Shortlist. Can you imagine a fish who walks on its hands? Or one that evolved over 100 million years ago? Meet the Spotted Handfish, a quirky little fish who walks on its 'hands' (its pectoral fins) and has survived since the time of the dinosaurs -- until now. The Spotted Handfish was in real trouble, from invasive seastars, pollution and climate change, and was the first marine fish anywhere in the world to be listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In this book, learn how the scientists and the diving community help to bring the Spotted Handfish back from the brink of extinction.