New Reef Creatures Found in Australia
September 19, 2008 3:05 PM   Subscribe

Hundreds of New Reef Creatures Found in Australia. Hundreds of new marine creatures have been discovered in three Australian reefs by CReefs, a census of coral reefs which is part of the Census of Marine Life, a ten-year initiative to assess global ocean diversity.
posted by homunculus (12 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
They've already come up with a flash game. ;)
posted by schyler523 at 3:18 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

mmm, new seafood.
posted by Pants! at 3:23 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

Now, THIS is great.
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 3:25 PM on September 19, 2008

This being Australia, they're all poisonous.
posted by boo_radley at 3:36 PM on September 19, 2008 [6 favorites]

reefer madness
posted by Postroad at 4:41 PM on September 19, 2008

*sharpens sushi knife, grates the wasabi*
posted by gomichild at 4:43 PM on September 19, 2008

Very nice. I shall be sharing this. Tx.
posted by carolusal at 4:48 PM on September 19, 2008

1) Amazing stuff - great post. We have so much to learn (still!) about our world.
2) boo_radley: HAH! FCIT (funny coz it's true)
3) That flash game is f'in addictive. I will now be working for a desperate hour to get work stuff wrapped up due to that thing. Secretly, though, it was all worth it - I saved the reef kingdom!
posted by batmonkey at 4:55 PM on September 19, 2008

I was lucky enough to go to Heron Island, once. Unlucky enough that it rained the whole week and we couldn't get into the water at all ... so I got to see a lot of brown noddies and geckos (very cute, mind you), but not a single darn fish. *sobs with envy*

Incidentally, those ctenophores? Not just beautiful, but capable of crashing the entire European anchovy fishing industry. Watch out for that ballast water, folks.
posted by bettafish at 6:04 PM on September 19, 2008

I can't wait to try them!
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:46 PM on September 21, 2008

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