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Freshwater Fish Discovery with Lekima

Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Freshwater Fish Discovery with Lekima

Freshwater Fish Discovery with Lekima

Join Lekima for a freshwater fish sampling trip to Nabukavesi stream and discover how the streamflow and water quality affect freshwater fish biodiversity.

Participants will work in groups, netting and collecting fishes and other animals from the river.

You may even catch a goby that is found only in Fiji. All sampling equipment will be provided.

Bring your own food and drinks for a picnic by the three-tier waterfall.

Destination: Nabukavesi, 40 mins from Suva.

Transport will be provided: 7.30 am: Depart Suva from the Civic Center bus stop

12.30pm Depart Nabukavesi

  • Young children are allowed on the trip but only children above 7 years can participate in the sampling.
  • $15 for NatureFiji member. $20 for non-member.
  • Become a member and enjoy the discounted rate.
  • Limited places available so book and make payment early.

Become a member and enjoy the discounted rate

Contact Reena Fiu [email protected] Tel: 310 0598 or Bruce Wilson: [email protected]

Freshwater Fish Discovery with Lekima

Freshwater Fish Discovery with Lekima

Lekima Copeland

Lekima Copeland describes himself as shy and reserved but is certainly not when it comes to his passion for the study of fish. Lekima is a freshwater ichthyologist at the USP’s Institute of Applied Science (IAS).

Finding out about the impact of mankind on the Earth has pushed me to learn more about nature and made me more passionate about fish ecology and taxonomy.

His interest in science started at a young age. Lekima’s research and study on the mechanisms affecting the abundance, diversity and community structure of fish in wadeable streams have identified that stream flow and water quality are important for freshwater fish biodiversity.

These parameters are affected by development and his research provided a baseline for stream and fish health in Nakorotubu, Ra, prompting the establishment of more watershed management projects in Fiji to address them.


Saturday, August 22, 2015
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Anna Billing Sahai
310 0598
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Suva Civic Centre
Stinson Parade
Suva, Central 00000 Fiji
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