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New species of bottlenose discovered in Australia (PHOTO) mongabay.com September 15, 2011 Researchers have discovered a new species of dolphin in Australia, reports ABC News . Analysis of bottlenose dolphins in Port Philip and the Gippsland Lakes in Southeastern Australia revealed them to be declared a new species. “This is an incredibly fascinating discovery as there have only been three new dolphin species formally described and recognised since the late 1800s," ,” said Kate Charlton-Robb, a biologist at Monash University who published the findings in the latest issue of PLoS ONE. Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis). Picture courtesy of Monash University. “What makes this even more exciting is this dolphin species has been living right under our noses, with only two known resident populations living in Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria." The newly id...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0915-dolphin_australia.html

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