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New Population of World’s Rarest Fish Found Near Tasmania

A new population of a species believed to be the world’s rarest fish has been found off the coast of Tasmania, Australia in Frederick Henry Bay. The Red handfish (Thymichthys politus) is rare because it walks on the seafloor instead of swimming. The population of the fish was estimated to be 20-40 individuals until a team of divers from the Institute for Marine

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Dead Gulf Coast Reef Reveals Bursts of Ancient Sea-Level Rise

Researchers at Rice University’s Earth, Environment and Planetary Sciences department traveled 50 miles offshore Corpus Christi to document a particularly strange shape occurring in dead coral reef. In the ten reefs they imaged, each had a stairstep morphology, a shape which led them to discover that sea level rise at the end of the last period of glaciation was not

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