Guided Tour of the Ichthyology (Fish) Department,@ Nairobi Museum

Guided Tour of the Ichthyology (Fish) Department,@ Nairobi Museum
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Starts: Saturday, 14 March, 2015 07:00am

Ends: Saturday, 14 March, 2015 08:30am

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Guided Tour of the Ichthyology (Fish) Department
Nairobi National Museum
Saturday 14 March 2015
10.00 am – 11.30 am
(We meet at the KMS Office at 9.45 am)

How many types of unique fish specimens in Kenya do you know?

This tour of the Ichthyology department, at the Nairobi National Museum, will help you learn about different types of fishes in Kenya, their unique morphological features and their reproduction.

1. The Coelacanth – they are rare, endangered marine fish species and are protected internationally. They were listed in Appendix 1 of CITES in 1995. CITES protects world’s flora and fauna that is threatened, endangered or vulnerable by trade. It was also listed as endangered by IUCN red list in 1996. The ancient coelacanth, once thought to be long extinct, may be dying out for real, the unintended victim of fishermen.
2. Seahorses
3. Pancake headed catfish

KMS member: Ksh 500 Member child Ksh 250

Guest: Ksh 600 Guest Child Ksh 300

Children should be 7 years and above
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