Two new species of pancake batfish, which walk using their arm-like fins, have been found at the site of the Gulf oil spill, according to a study published in the .wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0022-1112">Journal of Fish Biology.
Both fish live in waters either partially or fully encompassed by the Deepwater Horizon spill.
"One of the fishes that we describe is completely restricted to the oil spill area,"
says John Sparks, curator of Ichthyology at the AMNH. "If we are still finding new species of fishes in the Gulf, imagine how much diversity - especially microdiversity - is out there that we do not know about."