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wildeone
09-18-2006, 06:10 PM
Check out this article!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060918/ap_on_sc/underwater_discoveries

m8298
09-18-2006, 06:18 PM
How cool... Can you imagine the thrill of finding and identifying even one new species?

CarmieJo
09-18-2006, 07:26 PM
That is so cool!

Amphibious
09-18-2006, 08:26 PM
Hey wildone,

A friend e-mailed me this link today and I checked out the "new" walking shark. The researchers that "found" it didn't check into their species "Hemiscyllium freycineti before making the announcement. It was first discovered in 1824 and named Scyllium freycineti.

It's the Eppaulette shark in our trade. Fairly common actually. I don't know how they could believe it's a new species. Here's the link I used to check it out - http://www.fao.org/figis/servlet/species?fid=12617

It does look like the Flasher Wrasse is new.

Stevej72
09-18-2006, 09:06 PM
Very Cool,
Wildeone thanks for posting:)

wildeone
09-19-2006, 12:13 AM
Good info Amp, your link sure reads like it is the same species to me! I wonder how they decided it was new?

The main article from yahoo talks about cyinide and dynomite to "fish" the reef. My cousin who is building a home in the Phillipenes (sp) says that is a very common practice there. It is hard to believe that it is still allowed. it just goes to show you how far we have to go to get people to understand conservation.

V
09-19-2006, 12:24 AM
totally disgraceful it is! they have some of most exotic species in the oceans & they have total disregard for whats morally correct. we will rip these traders a new passage if the try thoses tactics in our waters.

Rob
09-19-2006, 10:58 AM
Great info, thanks for sharing..

(Moved to News Forum)

wildeone
09-19-2006, 06:59 PM
Oh yeah, thats a better place to put it! I didn't think that forum was right, thanks!