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These are just a handful of the 25 new coral reef fish species discovered in recent years in the South China and Andaman Seas.  Scientists don’t consider any of these newly-identified fish endangered.  They’re all profiled in the book Reef Fishes of the East Indies, published last month by the University of Hawaii Press.  All photographs from National Geographic.

Fairy Basslet (Pseudanthias mica) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Tripod Fish (Pteropsaron longipinnis) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Clingfish (Aspasmichthys alorensis) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

A school of anthias fish feeds over a reef in Indonesia’s Komodo National Marine Park in the Coral Triangle – Photograph by Mauricio Handler, National Geographic

 

Candy Striper (Lepidichthys akiko) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Fairy Goby (Tryssogobius sarah) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis) – Photograph courtesy Roger Steene, Conservation International

 

Giant Frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) – Photograph courtesy Roger Steene, Conservation International

 

Dwarf Goby (Eviota rubriceps) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

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A cloud-to-ground lightning strike severs the sky near Los Lunas, New México.  Tim Samaras and his crew chased the slow-moving storm cell until they ran out of road, and now can only watch as it moves on.  Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic.

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The skeleton of a young Christian noblewoman, who was laid to rest on a “burial bed” some 1,400 years ago, is giving archaeologists precious clues to the earliest days of the English church.  Photograph courtesy University of Cambridge.

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A man stands beside peat that was dredged from a bog in Ireland and will be cut into bricks and stacked to dry before burning.  Using peat as fuel is one way Ireland is helping to reduce greenhouse gases.  Photo by Rambling Traveler/Flickr, National Geographic

 

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A tiger peers at a camera trap it triggered during a morning hunt in the forests of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.  Photograph by Steve Winter for National Geographic and the Panthera Partners wild cat conservation group.

 

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Northern lights accentuated by last week’s solar storms, as viewed from the Space Station.  Photo courtesy National Geographic.

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By Thomas P. Peschak, “National Geographic,” March 2012, “The Seas of Arabia”

 

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