In a world where albinos are rarer than lions and tigers, tigerfish are becoming a big part of the food chain.
And this year, they’re also a growing source of worry.
Albino tigers and albids are considered critically endangered and are listed as “vulnerable” in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
However, according to the IUCN, only one in 10,000 albines live on land and only a few dozen have been caught.
Now, scientists at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane are developing an “anti-predator” technique that they hope can help them catch these elusive fish.
They’re hoping that this approach could save these rare animals from extinction.
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But this is not an easy task.
Scientists are working to find an effective way to trap and kill these elusive animals using the shark-like teeth of the albini.
The fish, which are called albinos because of their green colour, are thought to live for up to 40 years in shallow waters of tropical seas.
Once they hatch, the young can be caught in their first weeks of life.
In Queensland, they have been the focus of several research projects, including one that saw the researchers catch one albine in a trap.
It was found to have a large, thick jaw and a powerful sting, as well as a long tongue that could grab fish in a very powerful bite.
This was the first time that the researchers were able to catch a tigerfish on a bait reel, and the researchers have now successfully tested this method on albinid fish, too.
They hope to be able to further study the effectiveness of this technique, and whether it could be used to catch other albins in the future.
“Albinos aren’t that hard to catch,” Professor Nick O’Neill from the Queensland Fisheries Science Centre told The Times.
“There are a few of them, but most of them are just lying in the water and they can be a challenge to catch.”
If you have a good technique, you can catch them in just a few minutes.
They’ll never leave the water.
“The Queensland Fisheries Sciences Centre is one of three centres across the country that have developed anti-predators to catch tigerfish.
The other centres are in Victoria and New South Wales.
Albino sharks are known for being tough to catch because they don’t have the ability to sting.
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The albinism of albinates is a very unique and valuable indicator for the water quality of the ecosystem,” Professor O’Neil said.
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