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  • Shameless plug: These fish were both donated by recreational anglers in NSW, Australia. If you are a fisher from NSW and interested in participating in the program visit [here](http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/fish-tagging/researchangler).

  • I didn’t even know fish have ears…

  • Why are they so disproportionately sized?

  • What fetish is this called?

  • Interesting, how do you put the bones back?

  • Why is the earbone from the mulloway comparatively huge?

  • Cool! I pull snapper and bass otoliths!

  • That is an awfully specific job and wins the month IMO for weird. I always imagine these kinds of jobs being done on live animals and them reporting back to their friends “dude, an alien just abducted me!” “bullshit, proof or it didn’t happen!” “what? I can’t hear you?”

  • I just took some out of an Alaskan halibut yesterday

  • Awesome, I pull otoliths from black surf perch in my lab.

  • How does one become a member of this profession, was it sought after?

  • I’ve heard of fish eye but not fish ear

  • deaf fishes

  • What are you hoping to accomplish with the research

  • Do you get to eat the fish bits that you don’t analyse?

  • “Research”

  • Which has better hearing? I kinda think it would be the sword fish.

  • There’s a lady in Geraldton that make stuff out of the mullaway jewels like necklaces and bracelets. Literally thousands of them in here work shop.

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