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New Freshwater Species! Report from Shoal shows there are hundreds of species yet to discover

The Mumbai blind eel, which was discovered at the bottom of a well in a school for blind children in the Indian city. Photograph: Tejas Thackeray/Courtesy of Shoal

(From The Guardian) “Scientists are celebrating 212 “new” freshwater fish species, including a blind eel found in the grounds of a school for blind children and a fish named Wolverine that is armed with a hidden weapons system.

The New Species 2021 report, released by the conservation organisation Shoal, shows just how diverse and remarkable the world’s often undervalued freshwater species are, and suggests there is plenty more life still to be discovered in the world’s lakes, rivers and wetlands.”

Read the full article in The Guardian.

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