New batfish species found under U.S. Gulf oil spill

Reuters: Researchers have discovered two previously unknown species of bottom-dwelling fish in the Gulf of Mexico, living right in the area affected by the BP oil spill. Researchers identified new species of pancake batfishes, a flat fish rarely seen because of the dark depths they favour. They are named for the clumsy way they "walk" along the sea bottom, like a bat crawling. "One of the fishes that we describe is completely restricted to the oil spill area," John Sparks of the ......

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