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Moray eels documented eating lionfish for the first time

Moray eels documented eating lionfish for the first time

First Video, Fish May 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

Sharks, groupers, frogfish, and scropionfish are some of large predators known to hunt these spiny venomous fish. Now for the first time, researchers have live documentation of moray eels preying on lionfish.   See also:  

Spectacular frog discovered in Ecuador’s cloud forests

Spectacular frog discovered in Ecuador’s cloud forests

Amphibians, First Video March 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Researchers at Colordao State University have discovered a new species of rain frog.  The yellow-green frog with eye-catching stripes that was discovered recently in Ecuador’s cloud forests.  The Its name is intended to highlight the overwhelming beauty, and cultural and biological diversity of Ecuador. Credit: Jaime Culebras

New bird species identified from the cloud forests of Colombia’s Western Andes

New bird species identified from the cloud forests of Colombia’s Western Andes

Birds, First Video, New Species March 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

A new species of tapaculo has been discovered in the cloud forests of Colombia’s Western Andes.  The Tatama tapaculo was first spotted in June 1992 in Colombia’s Risaralda department by Dr. F. Gary Stiles, an ornithologist at the Institute of Natural Sciences at the National University of Colombia.  Now studies of the bird’s vocalizations and DNA have confirmed it to be a unique species.  See also the Perijá tapaculo, described in Colombia in 2015.

First live images of the ruby seadragon

First live images of the ruby seadragon

First Video, Fish, New Species, Species Discovery January 24, 2017 at 2:44 pm

In 2015, a new, third species of seadragon from Australia was described, based on museum specimens, the ruby seadragon.  Using a small remotely operated vehicle (miniROV) in deep water at the Recherche Archipelago in Western Austalia, researchers have now obtained the first images of live ruby seadragons, and made observations on the seadragon habitat and behavior, including feeding.  See 2015 report.