16 May '11, 8pm

9 new species discovered in Bali Reefs ~ ~ rt @EcoInteractive ~ #wildlife #conservation #biodiversity

9 new species discovered in Bali Reefs ~ ~ rt @EcoInteractive ~ #wildlife #conservation #biodiversity

During the survey, researchers identified eight species of fish and one species of coral that hadn't been observed before. Among these potentially new species documented were two types of cardinalfish, two varieties of dottybacks, a garden eel, a sand perch, a fang blenny, a new species of goby and a previously unknown Euphyllia bubble coral (which resembles a patch of daisies). Researchers still need to confirm that these are new species, by comparing with known species.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/9-new-sp...

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