Australia’s Top 10 New Species

Australia’s Top 10 New Species

  • By Robyn Lawrence
  •  June 22, 2010
  •  Tags:  Australia's species Blogs & news

Dr Leah Schwartz, Bush Blitz, DSEWPaC

Help choose Australia’s favourite new species

Bush Blitz and the Australian Science Teachers Association are pleased to announce Australia’s Top 10 new species, a fascinating and diverse list of the most exciting new species discovered in 2009.

New species discovered last year include a pink ‘handfish’, a barnacle that looks like the Sydney Opera House, and a truffle-like mushroom! The late Steve Irwin even has a mountain-dwelling tree snail named in his honour, called Crikey steveirwini.

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During National Science Week (14-22 August 2010) school children and the public can vote for their Number 1 new species. Prizes for school children over 16 years old include the opportunity to take part in a Bush Blitz survey. For school children under 16 years old, prizes include a class visit to their state museum.

Visit the Bush Blitz website for more information.