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+ - New batfish species found under Gulf oil spill

Submitted by eDarwin
eDarwin writes: 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 favor. They are named for the clumsy way they "walk" along the sea bottom, like a bat crawling.
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New batfish species found under Gulf oil spill

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