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New Species

New Species

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, January 16, 2017/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, marine life, sustainability, environment, adventure , climate change

Newly Discovered Seadragon, WA (credit: Marine Biodiversity Recrods)

We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what lives in our oceans here on Earth. A new species of seadragon was just discovered by environmental investigations by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California and the Western Australian Museum in Perth, Western Australia. The strange creatures, typically with leaf-like appendages for camoflage, was observed by an underwater video camera during an expedition to the Recherche Archipelago marine reserve off the south coast of WA. The newly discovered seadragon lacks these fin structures.

Commenting on the discovery one of the scientists said: "our research shows there are so many discoveries still to be made in southern Australia."

Indeed!

WHB

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