Collecting Shallow-Water Specimens with the "Yabbie Pump"

The long silver tool shown here is a piece of traditional Australian fishing gear called a “yabbie pump.” Researchers use the device to collect burrowing shrimp and other fast-moving animals from the shallow waters near the island of Moorea. Learn more in our Scientists Catalog Life on the Island of Moorea section.

Researchers adopted the “yabbie pump,” the long silver tool shown here, from Australian fishing gear.

Jerome Petit, Moorea Biocode Project