Jeremy Wade meets lutaralipina

Jeremy Wade of ‘River Monsters’ fame comes to Tasmania in search of the giant freshwater crayfish.  It’s fun watching him hunt for it in all the wrong places. Jeremy then visits the Allport Library & Museum  to see WB Gould’s 1832 painting of Astacopsis tricornis and to read Charles Gould’s 1870 paper about how the lobster and blakfish “cohabitate”.  Todd Walsh finally helps him out. It’s a real shame they didn’t mention the Aboriginal name…

Picture: Discovery Channel, Dark Waters Episode 5, Jurassic River Beast

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