Wakanda Forever! Scientific divers describe new purple species of “twilight zone” fish from Africa

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  • July 11, 2019
  • Named for Black Panther’s mythical nation of Wakanda, a dazzling new “Vibranium” Fairy Wrasse enchants with purple scales and a preference for deep, little-known mesophotic reefs up to 260 feet below the surface Africa has new purple-clad warriors more than 200 feet beneath the ocean’s surface. Deep-diving scientists from the California Academy of Sciences’ Hope […]

    Scientific divers from the California Academy of Sciences discover new species of dazzling, neon-colored fish

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  • September 25, 2018
  • Post originally published by the California Academy of Sciences Named for Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, a new species of fish enchants Academy scientists On a recent expedition to the remote Brazilian archipelago of St. Paul’s Rocks, a new species of reef fish—striped a vivid pink and yellow—enchanted its diving discoverers from the California […]