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Rare ‘walking fish’ spotted in Australia after 22 years

26/12/2021 10:02 AM | Click to read full article

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the national science agency of Australia, announced that it spotted a rare pink handfish after 22 years near the Tasmanian coast. It was last seen in 1999.

The fish derives its name from the little hand like structure that it uses to walk on the sea bed.