Colorful South Pacific Species: New Discoveries and Looming Threats

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 345 Middlefield Rd Menlo Park CA 94025  See map

A free public lecture by US Geological Survey research biologist Robert Fisher

Exciting discoveries are spurring research to uncover hidden secrets deep within South Pacific tropical forests. A scientific expedition roaming the forests of Papua New Guinea recently discovered a new species dubbed the bumblebee gecko.

Some Pacific Islands species are endangered, while others pose emerging threats to nearby wildlife and ecosystems. How are scientists studying these species, and what are herpetologists finding while studying Pacific lizard biodiversity?

This USGS public lecture will also be webstreamed live and archived at http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/live.html


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