Rec Fishing Project

We are working on the ecological impacts of recreational fishing waste sponsored by NSW Recreational Fishing Trust. To find out more visit the project website

PI Culum Brown

Culum is a Professor at Macquarie University and the Principal Investigator of the Fish Lab

Fish Tool Use

Have you seen fish using tools? Report your observations on our Fish Tool Use Page and make a contribution to our citizen science project

We study fish biology, with emphasis on behavioural ecology

Research projects

Study species hall of fame


Melanotaenia sp.


Poecilia reticulata

Port Jackson sharks

Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Smooth stingrays

Dasyatis brevicaudata

Reef manta rays

Mobula alfredi

(yes we work with birds too!)

Taeniopygia guttata