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- Which aquatic animal do you find the most interesting? Why?
- Do you read scientific magazines? If not, would you like to read one in the future?
- involvement /in-VOLV-ment/
- species /SPEE-sheez/
- partnership /PAHRT-ner-ship/
- unexplored /uh-nuhk-SPLORD/
- inhabitant /in-HAB-i-tuhnt/
[noun] – the act or process of taking part in
A student’s involvement in volunteer programs is very important.
[noun] – a set of animals or plants in which the members have similar characteristics to each other and can breed with each other
She studies different species of plants.
[noun] – an agreement between organizations, people, etc. to work together
This partnership will benefit many people.
[adjective] – An unexplored place is one where people have not been to find out what is there
There are still many unexplored forests around the world.
[noun] – a person or animal that lives in a particular place
The inhabitants of the island spoke in an unknown language.
Rose-veiled fairy wrasse is the first fish to be described by a Maldivian scientist—Ahmed Najeeb. A study describing the fish can be found in the journal ZooKeys.”It has always been foreign scientists who have described species found in the Maldives without much involvement from local scientists,” Najeeb said in a statement. The fish was first found in 1990, but researchers thought it was an adult belonging to Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis, or the red velvet fairy wrasse. The rose-veiled fairy wrasse adult males bear a unique color pattern of bright magenta, peach, orange-pink, and dark purplish-red.
The Maldives Marine Research Institute, together with The California Academy of Sciences, will continue to explore more Maldivian reefs in the future. “Our partnership will help us better understand the unexplored depths of our marine ecosystems and their inhabitants,” Najeeb said.
- Where was Cirrhilabrus finifenmaa found?
- Who is the Maldivian scientist who described the fish?
- When was the fish first found?
- What are the colors of the rose-veiled fairy wrasse adult male?
- Which organizations will continue to explore Maldivian reefs?
- When was the last time you were near a body of water? (ocean, sea, lake, river)
- How often do you encounter videos featuring scientific discoveries?
- If you were to name the newly discovered fish, what name would you give it?
- Do you think more people around the world should know about this discovery?
- In your opinion, why is marine research important?