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Twenty new species of sharks and rays have been discovered in Indonesia during a five-year survey of catches at local fish markets, Australian researchers said Wednesday.
Research highlights include the invention of atomic absorption spectroscopy, development of the first polymer banknote, invention of the insect repellent in Aerogard, gene splicing technology and the introduction of a series of biological controls into Australia, such as the introduction of Myxomatosis and Rabbit calicivirus for the control of rabbit populations. CSIRO's research into ICT technologies has resulted in advances such as the Panoptic Search Engine (now known as Funnelback) and Annodex.
Originally posted by Crakeur
I'll bet they weren't new to the locals who had them for sale. The oceans are huge and there is so much life in the waters around indonesia that the surprise here should be that scientists didn't think doing this market crawl more often or earlier.
The fish pictured all look like similar species found in other areas of the world.
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Well it's over 5 years, not just one trip to the market.
Fresh Fish! Fresh Fish!
How fresh is it?
Well... it's so fresh they don't even have a name for it.