The New York Times describes our CI team from Indonesia’s most recent discovery (with video):
Scientists in Indonesia have discovered a new species of walking shark that lives on the ocean floor and uses its fins to shuffle around, wiggling from side to side as it moves. Named hemiscyllium halmahera, theshark was described in Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology.
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