Two New Species of Coral Discovered
Source: Taipei Times
April 7, 2012
"Two new species of shallow-water coral have been discovered just off the coast of Taiwan, but their natural habitat is being threatened by construction projects in the area, environmentalists said yesterday, urging the government to put greater emphasis on ocean conservation.
Chen Chao-lun (陳昭倫), an associate researcher with the Biodiversity Research Center at Academia Sinica, yesterday told a press conference that after more than 20 years of research on corals in Taiwan, Academia Sinica’s research lab has confirmed the recent discovery of two new endemic species of coral — Pseudosiderastrea formosa and Polycyanthus chiashanensis."
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