How to Discover a New Fish

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.

colorful fish
hand holding yellow fish
round fish with tail
tiny striped fish

By Carolyn Belardo

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