Species discovery in the waters of Fiji

CI scientists discovered at least six new fish species in a recent expedition to the
Lau Seascape.

Last month, a team of conservationists set sail from the island of Fiji. Their mission: to survey marine life in the Lau Islands, an unheralded group of islets scattered over thousands of square miles of the South Pacific. They were seeking out species — but also clues to the health of these little-explored waters. With warming seas wreaking havoc on coral reefs and upending fish migrations throughout the Pacific, managing this area will be crucial for ensuring its resilience to climate change — and ensuring that it can continue to provide food and livelihoods for the thousands who call the Lau Islands home.

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lafillefrancaise
lafillefrancaise

Thanks, @jean! I will definitely reach out to them and ask.

jean
jean

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@lafillefrancaise That is an excellent question. I would suggest emailing someone here for more information: http://www.conservation.org/pages/contact.aspx They are the experts!

amalmallo
amalmallo

interesting it is

lafillefrancaise
lafillefrancaise

Has this area been affected by non-native species migrating due to climate change?

brigitte-perreault
brigitte-perreault

Exciting news! Fiji is an underwater garden! I went diving there and it will forever stay in my heart.

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