Post Tagged with: "Caribbean"

Tiny, coy and colourful hermit crab could be a cleaner crab

Tiny, coy and colourful hermit crab could be a cleaner crab

Crustaceans, New Species January 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm

It is suggested that these crabs could act as cleaners for the eel, eating mucus or other bits on the eel’s body.  The uncharacteristic large claw could be used like a spoon for feeding.

Two new species of Caribbean deepwater fishes described.

Two new species of Caribbean deepwater fishes described.

Fish, New Species December 12, 2016 at 9:05 am

Exploratory manned submersible studies by the Smithsonian’s Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) has identified a new species of banded basslet, and revealed a cryptic species.  

New anole found in the Dominican Republic

New anole found in the Dominican Republic

New Species, Reptiles June 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm

University of Toronto researchers reported the discovery of a new lizard in the middle of the most- visited island in the Caribbean, strengthening a long-held theory that communities of lizards can evolve almost identically on separate islands.

Capturing a new species with a submersible.

Capturing a new species with a submersible.

Fish, Species Discovery March 22, 2016 at 9:06 am

The Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) captured a new species of deep-reef fish using the Curasub submersible.  Coryphopterus curasub was collected between 70 and 80 m, the deepest depth range known for the genus.  The lead scientist on the sub was Carole Baldwin of the National Museum of Natural History and the pilot was Bruce Brandt. Video