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NEW SPECIES: WALKING SHARK DESCRIBED FROM INDONESIA

A new walking’ bamboo shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera, has been discovered at Weda Resort at Halmahere, Lembeh. is the newest species of elasmobranch to be described.

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Damaged Reefs and Dead Fish

Fishing with dynamite doesn’t just kill those fish that can be sold at the market. The explosion also kills hundreds of other fish in the area, which are left dead on the seafloor as bycatch.

Read more about the effects of blast fishing and other field notes from Africa: http://ocean.si.edu/blog/
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Photo Credit: (c) 2004 Berkley White/Marine Photobank

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