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Australia’s Top 10 New Species

Bush Blitz and the Australian Science Teachers Association has announced a competition to name Australia’s No. 1 new species from a list compiled of the Top 10 new species of 2009.

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.