This video is Uncle Chang’s Band from Malaysia- The Sipadan Song. About Sipadan island in the Celebes Sea.
Finding Nemo’s Cousin: Scientists Spot New Marine Species
Oct. 16, 2007 — A swimming sea cucumber, a Nemo-like orange fish and a worm with tentacles sprouting from its head are among dozens of possible new species found during a survey of the Celebes Sea, researchers said Tuesday.
A team of U.S. and Filipino scientists plunged up to three miles underwater in early October in an area that has been isolated by rising sea levels and may have spawned sea life not found elsewhere.
They collected between 50 and 100 potentially undiscovered species of marine invertebrates and fishes.
The survey was conducted by Woods Hole, National Geographic and Filipino scientists at the Coral Triangle — bodies of water bounded by the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia that are known to contain the world’s richest biodiversity in shallow water marine species.
It will take a few more weeks of study of the deepwater sea life samples before they can be declared new species, Madin said during a video presentation of the findings in Manila. …
Of the fish collected, a tiny, angular orange one with a puckered yellow mouth looked like the main character in the animated Hollywood film “Finding Nemo,” Madin said.
The team also collected various types of deepwater jellyfish, predatory eels and single-celled organisms — as well as piles of household garbage.
The area holds promise for more discoveries, Madin said.
Fishes in Europe threatened: here.
A Queen’s University environmental scientist will head a new international study to determine whether American eels – the slimy, snake-like fish considered worldwide to be a food delicacy – are dying from chemical pollution in Lake Ontario: here.
Starfish outbreak threatens ‘The Coral Triangle’: here.
Asian arowana fish: here.
A series of conservation maps produced by WWF reveal for the first time the secret life of endangered turtles in the world’s most diverse marine region – the Coral Triangle: here.
Mass bleaching closes major dive sites in Coral Triangle: here.
American eels: here.
Global warming threatens fish that inspired ‘Finding Nemo’: here.
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- Diving Into the Coral Triangle (scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Raja Ampat (umeedmistry.wordpress.com)
- East Timor conservation (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Nemo’s Reef updated with fun new features (thedroidguy.com)
- Finding Nemo in Tubbataha (opinion.inquirer.net)
- Expedition Rangiroa: The Serious Work Has Begun (channel2.typepad.com)