Monday, March 01, 2010

"Bush Blitz" hunts new species in Australia

Scientists and volunteers will be combing the remote regions of Australia over the next three years on a $10 million program to document the continent's biodiversity.
COMMENT: It will be interesting to see what they find. There will be new species of plants and small invertebrates, to be sure, but the recent record of discoveries and rediscoveries in Australia makes it plausible to expect new vertebrates, including mammals.