Two Discoveries

Clingfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First a new species of “clingfish” (the top fish in the figure above) that is
apparently rather common in The Bahamas.  Here is a nice summary 
article about clingfish and this new species that was “hiding” in plain
sight.

Second, has wreckage of Christopher Columbus’ famous flagship,
the Santa Maria, been found?

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:36-05:00 May 15th, 2014|Categories: Archaeology, Fish|1 Comment

About the Author:

Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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    Carmen May 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Really nice work by my friend Kevin Conway!
    This is not only the discovery of an undescribed species, but also the discovery of a unique venom gland in a group of fishes nobody knew were venomous.

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