Who knew fish food was so important? The fast-growing aquaculture industry does.
This illustration details the internal anatomy of a yellowtail kingfish and has been used in aquaculture and fisheries research to highlight how certain feed nutrients impact the liver and bile ducts in this fish.
🐟 commonly used in fish farming
🐟 popular in Australian cuisine and also for Japanese sashimi
🐟 a fast-growing, predatory, carnivorous fish & requires high-energy diets.
Different aquaculture feeds can impact the absorption of the lipid soluble nutrients by the biliary system of the fish, and consequently affect fish growth.
We think it’s a beautiful image, and a great way to start off our Advent Calendar Illustrator.
Author: Thank you to 🇦🇺 Rene Campbell. René is a PhD candidate in marine ecology at @Flinders University, South Australia, and a freelance scientific illustrator specialising in ecological, environmental, and natural resources imagery.
The illustration was created in Adobe Photoshop CC and a Wacom Cintiq 24HD tablet.