International Research Team Discovers New Fish Species
April 20, 2021
A new species of fish has been discovered during a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program that focused on deep-water snappers. The new species was named “Etelis boweni” by the research team in recognition of Brian Bowen, a research professor from the University of Hawaii. Bowen has spent over three decades studying marine fish. Kim Andrews, the University of Idaho scientist who led the international research team, said the discovery was valuable because the new species can now be managed differently than its deep-water snapper counterparts.
“The discovery of the new species has important implications for fisheries management, especially in areas where both species occur together, since it’s important for different species to be managed separately,” Andrews said.
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