Clarion Island

May 19, 2014
Clarion Island

Photo courtesy of Daniel Mulcahy

This view of Sulphur Bay at sunrise shows the area where Mulcahy retraced the steps of naturalist William Beebe nearly eighty years after his expedition to Clarion, and found evidence that the nocturnal Clarion Nightsnake continues to live on the island today. The Clarion Nightsnake, which was initially discovered in the first half of the 19th century and then struck from the scientific record, was rediscovered and declared a new species by National Museum of Natural History researcher Daniel Mulcahy and a team of Mexican scientists led by ecologist Juan Martínez-Gómez in May 2014. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Mulcahy)

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