1 Tahrcountry Musings: New Discoveries In Venezuela

Friday, December 01, 2006

New Discoveries In Venezuela

13 new species of freshwater fishes previously unknown to science have been discovered at the confluence of the Orinoco and Ventuari rivers in Venezuela. The discovery includes a Ray, a miniature Catfish and a type of meat-eating Piranha. The area is notorious for illegal gold mining, which is a threat to the ecosystem here. Scientists from Conservation International, Fundacion La Salle and Fundacion Cisneros participated in the survey. The scientists have appealed for immediate conservation measures.

1 comment:

Anil Thomas said...

Nature contnues to throw up surprises. We have only scratched the surface. Let us halt this plunder of nature in the name of progress.