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New fish with hands discovered

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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:37 AM
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New fish with hands discovered


au.news.yahoo.com

Tasmanian scientists have identified nine new species of a rare and threatened walking fish.

The handfish is only found in Australian waters but researchers warn a group of the species is at risk of becoming the 'thylacines of the sea'.

The small, salamander-type fish, walks the seabed on hand-like fins.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:37 AM
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WOOT WOOT WOOT!

That is funky joe fish. Just another stage in the road to evolution. Awesome!!!


"Ideally we would have had more specimens for many of these species but due to conservation concerns there comes a point where we need to get names on them to make it easier for managers, and for us, to keep an eye on how they're going," he said.

Fourteen species have now been revealed.

One of those newly-named is the Pink Handfish. Only four specimens have ever been found, the last one being on the Tasman Peninsula in 1999.


au.news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 21/5/10 by spearhead]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:39 AM
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interesting star and flag.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:42 AM
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Real life Darwin fish FTW!

Shame there are no pictures, I guess we'll have to wait for them.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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As an avid World of Warcraft player the first thing that popped into my head was "MURLOCS!" that said, evolution is amazing in what it produces and the species that are discovered never cease to amaze me, we know so little about the natural world it seems ... this is why I want to be a marine biologist



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 03:28 AM
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Link to a pic of pink handfish. Murlocs indeed


To me this seems like a significant find, it's like a snapshot of a point in evolution.

[edit on 21-5-2010 by Kryom]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 03:56 AM
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OMG LOL - thats really cute - maybe a little ugly - but cute and ugly, and very pink ... and amazing.
I have never seen a fish like that before.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 04:22 AM
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wait if there are fish that resemble people... there must be crabs that resemble us too! Oh noes, crabpeople and seapeople!!! :O

Haha awesome fish, wouldn't like to catch that tho, would freak me out completely
but it doesn't seem like a good way to move in the water for a "fish". He seems like an abomination rather than to be its own type of species or sub-fish



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 04:47 AM
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They're quite cute too.

Edit to add:

Didn't realise until I posted this it reminds me of my avatar. Maybe instead of the handfish, it could be called the Darwin Fish or Cthulhu Fish.

[edit on 21/5/1010 by jokei]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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There are some more pictures here:
news.nationalgeographic.com...-handfish-species-fish-red_20878_ 600x450.jpg

Sample:


[edit on 27-5-2010 by berenike]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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You just know that its going to use its hands to steal your rum can..

Don't deny it.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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I wonder how they taste. I should nab a few and send them to this Mexican / El Salvadoran seafood restaurant near my house and see how much they pay me.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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I'd like to see you people laugh at us who believe in Pokemon now.


I Choose you "Hand fish Pinkalofiguss"!!!

Meowth that's right.


I......got to stop watching cartoons.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by berenike
There are some more pictures here:
news.nationalgeographic.com...-handfish-species-fish-red_20878_ 600x450.jpg

Sample:



That poor little guy looks really pissed because he being a fish has to walk instead of swim.

Looks like he grumpily saying "Double-damned cruel, sick joke of a life, I gotta use my hands? I'm a damned fish for crying out loud"

Ah where is that funny home video voice over guy when you need him.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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I could see him in a commercial spot..

Something like..

"If I had only gone with that GEICO gecko, I'd still be driving"



 


On topic, sweet find, nature never ceases to amaze us with it's diversity and beauty.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Such an odd looking little fellow. Almost has a horn coming out his face like a unicorn, and his nose has a little white ball on the end?.....And that mouth! Looks like a person's lips, almost.

Cute.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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That's really interesting, high fiving fish.

Just be hopeful dolphins don't ever develop hands, otherwise we just might lose our technological edge and become second in the totem pole.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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FISH WITH HANDS!?!! Our time is ending!

Just kidding, very interesting though. Wonder where these fishies will be in 10-15 million years? Murlocs indeed haha



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 06:22 PM
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I'll start to worry when they develop opposable thumbs


This little creature is an amphibian, not a fish but it's so sweet I thought it might be of interest here:
www.hoax-slayer.com...




In fact, the photographs are genuine, although they do not depict a fish. This creature is an Axolotl or "Mexican Walking Fish". The Axolotl is an amphibian, more specifically, a salamander. Although they are native to Mexico, Axolotls have become popular as exotic pets around the world. In captivity, they are housed in an aquarium and can have a range of colours.



[edit on 27-5-2010 by berenike]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 06:54 PM
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Someone needs to have this fish reproduced and put on Pet Shop shelves to ensure its survival....I imagine they would be "walking out the door" with popularity.



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