Aquatic ecology – fish and other aquatic animals

Dr Danswell Starrs grew up on a farm south of Canberra, and was interested in the fish and crustaceans in the creek from a very young age.  His current research explores whether CT scans can be used to determine the age of a fish while keeping it alive, rather than the existing time-consuming method which necessitates killing the fish and removing its ear stones (otoliths).


On campus
In school


Interactive presentation

Program duration

60 minutes (flexible)

Year group

Years 10 -12

Number of students

100 (flexible)


Weekdays excluding public holidays. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least 1 months’ notice required


No cost