Friday, 19 September 2008

New marine species

Today in the news an article about a survey that found about five hundred new marine species off the coasts of Australia. The survey found these species on the Great Barrier Reef and also on the Ningaloo Reef. There are some stunning pictures of these new creatures.

It must be fascinating for a scientific team to discover species that are new to science. I can imagine the thrill of finding something that was hitherto utterly unknown to the boffins. I am sure there must be many more to be unearthed, in the depths of the oceans but also in places like Kalimantan and Papua New Guinea.

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