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New fish species named for University of Hawaii researcher

  • COURTESY ASHLEY WILLIAMS, SPC
                                The new species was named “Etelis boweni” by the research team in recognition of the contributions of Brian Bowen, a researcher at the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology who has spent over three decades studying marine fishes, according to a news release.

    COURTESY ASHLEY WILLIAMS, SPC

    The new species was named “Etelis boweni” by the research team in recognition of the contributions of Brian Bowen, a researcher at the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology who has spent over three decades studying marine fishes, according to a news release.

A new species of ehu, or deepwater snapper, was discovered during a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program focusing on ehu in Hawaiian and Pacific fisheries. Read more

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