A YEAR OF RARE FINDS

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

Among the Biose­cu­rity Tas­ma­nia de­tec­tions in the past year: Au­gust (2016): shark teeth fos­sils, be­tel leaves, mul­berry plants Septem­ber: suc­cu­lents, bee­tles, goat’s pelt Oc­to­ber: home-grown fruit and veg­eta­bles, live plants with roots Novem­ber: coral, fer­tilised eggs, dried fish De­cem­ber: lab sam­ples, fish­ing equip­ment, nurs­ery stock Jan­uary 2017: starfish, coral, in­sects

Fe­bru­ary: bees, plank­ton, seeds March: dung bee­tles, trees April: mixed veg­eta­bles, or­chids, turmeric May: plants, bulbs, in­sects June: roses, tis­sue cul­ture, tree July: straw­berry run­ners, trout, cut flow­ers, fruit Au­gust: man­goes, live worms, aquatic plants

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