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Diving expedition yields trove of new species for Cal Academy

Discussion in 'Diving and Marine Life' started by Rye83, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Rye83

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    Scientists diving amid deep-water corals and ranging the shallows for sea creatures never seen before have returned to the California Academy of Sciences from an expedition in the Philippines bearing new collections of exotic ocean life and a record of discovery for countless new species.

    The life-forms the researchers observed during their sea-going venture are “so amazing, spectacular and weird,” academy biologist Terry Gosliner said this week, that they will surely help shed new light on animal evolution and advance measures to protect the diversity of the long-threatened underwater region.

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    hello, looks great
     
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    Maybe they can start classifying the plastic bag fish. It comes in a multitude of sizes shapes and colors, some of them may not even be members of the same species. :o o:
     
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    Have seen different size and colour of blind mullet washed ashore on the beaches here as well......
     
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    Wrye , Was it off Verde Island ( Passage ) between Batangas and Mindoro ? That`s a great spot ! What a drop off and the washing machine is top 5 dives in the Phils ... I haven`t been to Tubatha Reef yet . Posterart
     
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