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A study of museum specimens in Australia has yielded spectacular results, scientifically if not visually. The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization says the recent study found 113 new species of sharks and rays. The discoveries were made using modern DNA technology on creatures that were previously only casually named. Image released with the news showed the striking beauty of the creatures, such as the maugen skate (above) and the Australian reticulate swell shark (below). Go here to see other new species.–David Schonauer