Ever wonder how scientists do it? How they discover new species of plants and animals?
Obviously a lot of time, effort, passion, energy and grant money goes into it. And each discovery involves a unique effort, maybe even blood, sweat and tears.
In this digital picture book story the Academy contributed to Google Arts & Culture, Ichthyology Curator Mark Sabaj takes us on an expedition to a river in Brazil where species are threatened by construction of the world’s third largest dam.
Here are some of his images to whet your appetite. Click on How to Discover a New Species of Fish to flip through the whole story.
By Carolyn Belardo
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