Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Shark That Walks on Fins Is Discovered

The Associated Press
Monday, September 18, 2006; 7:05 PMBANGKOK, Thailand -- Scientists combing through undersea fauna off Indonesia's Papua province said Monday they had discovered dozens of new species, including a shark that walks on its fins and a shrimp that looks like a praying mantis.The team from U.S.-based Conservation International also warned that the area _ known as Bird's Head Seascape _ is under danger from fishermen who use dynamite and cyanide to net their catches and called on Indonesia's government to do more to protect it.

1 comment:

Flying out of this World said...

This is SO interesting...there is so much we don't know about animal life on our own planet, esp. in the oceans, I would imagine. Thanks for posting, Louis.