PubTalk 12/2012 — Colorful South Pacific Species

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--New Discoveries and Looming Threats

by Robert Fisher, Research Biologist

 

  • Exciting discoveries are spurring research to uncover hidden secrets deep within South Pacific tropical forests
  • A scientific expedition roaming the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea recently discovered a new species dubbed the "bumblebee" gecko
  • Some Pacific Islands species are endangered, while others pose emerging threats to nearby wildlife and ecosystems
  • How are scientists studying these species, and what are herpetologists finding while studying Pacific lizard biodiversity?

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Image Dimensions: 200 x 132

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Length: 01:16:38

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.