1 Tahrcountry Musings: New Fish and Seaweeds Discovered

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New Fish and Seaweeds Discovered

Scientists of Netherlands Antilles government, the US Smithsonian Institution and Conservation International have discovered new species of fish and seaweed in a two-week study of the Saba Bank Atoll in the Dutch Windward Islands, 250 kilometres southeast of Puerto Rico. 165 new species of fish has been discovered. Saba Bank now leaves far behind places such as the Straits of Florida and the northern coast of Venezuela. The mighty ocean still remains a vast unexplored territory. According to scientists of conservation international an average of 6-7 new species of marine fish was discovered every month last year.

1 comment:

JLB said...

Indeed – scientists have been finding some incredible things around the Marianas Trench and elsewhere in the ocean’s depths!