Fishy “juveniles” from the Caribbean to be recognized as a new species, the Hourglass basslet

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  • December 7, 2016
  • Living in deep reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, the banded basslet, a small and colorful species with a wide range of distribution, has long been thought to undergo significant changes during its growth into an adult. Suspiciously, the juveniles appeared much more heavily banded. Recently, however, American scientists figured out that the ‘juveniles’ were in […]

    Scorpionfish too deep for SCUBA divers caught by submersible turns out to be a new species

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  • July 22, 2016
  • Smithsonian Institution’s DROP project describes a tenth new fish species near the Caribbean island of Curaçao Discovered by scientists using the manned submersible Curasub in the deep-reef waters of the Caribbean island of Curaçao, a new scorpionfish species is the latest one captured with the help of the sub’s two robotic arms. Found by Dr. […]