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There are probably other "ologies" with YOLO in it, but it's funnier this way.
This video is of me crawling out of a cave in northwestern Australia -- a tight fit -- but we did get a new cavefish species out of there.
This is an image of a cleared and stained fish. We stain the bones red and the cartilage blue -- but look, no eyes! This is a specimen of Amblyopsis hoosieri. Learn more about it here.
To learn more about the difference between the Hoosier cavefish and those in Kentucky, including those funky differences in their genes read more here: Evidence for repeated loss of selective constraint in rhodopsin of amblyopsid cavefishes (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae)
To learn more about Typhletoris maraybe read our paper here.
To learn more about how we time and date the separation of the Malagasy and Australian cavefishes read our article here.
We can tell you the name of this new species now the description of it is out: it's Caecieleotris morrisi, the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper. Read more about it here.
To learn more about these wonderful cavefishes, read this great article by Soares and Niemiller: Sensory Adaptations of Fishes to Subterranean Environments.