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Dr Keiichi Matsuura

Keiichi Matsuura working at the Australian Museum, March 2005.

Mark McGrouther
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Dr Keiichi Matsuura is Chief Curator in the Division of Fishes at the National Science Museum, Tokyo.

Keiichi visited the Australian Museum to examine specimens of pufferfishes stored in the research collection. Despite the fact that some species are extremely toxic, pufferfishes are an important food fish in parts of Asia. Keiichi's work is particularly important, because he is discovering ways to accurately identify these fishes. His work will lead to a reduction in the number of pufferfish poisoning cases, and thus the prevention of many human deaths.

Keiichi visited the Australian Museum from March 16 till March 22, 2005.

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