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Image Gallery: Bali's Incredible Diversity

Heteroconger, a new garden eel

Heteroconger new garden eel, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Heteroconger, a new species of garden eel, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Euphyllia, a new bubble coral

Euphyllia new bubble coral, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Euphyllia, a new species of bubble coral, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Apogon, a new cardinalfish

Apogon new cardinalfish, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Apogon, a new species of cardinalfish, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Grallenia, a new goby

Grallenia new goby, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Grallenia, a new species of goby, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Heteroconger, a new garden eel

Heteroconger new garden eel, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Heteroconger, a new species of garden eel, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

An adult Manonichthys, a new dottyback

Manonichthys adult new dottyback, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

An adult Manonichthys, a new species of dottyback, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

A juvenile Manonichthys, a new dottyback

Manonichthys juvenile new dottyback, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

A juvenile Manonichthys, a new species of dottyback, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Meiacanthus, a new fangblenny

Meiacanthus new fangblenny, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Meiacanthus, a new species of fangblenny, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Parapercis, a new sandperch

Parapercis new sandperch, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Parapercis, a new species of sandperch, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Pseudochromis, a new dottyback

Pseudochromis new dottyback, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Pseudochromis, a new species of dottyback, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Siphamia, a new cardinalfish

Siphamia new cardinalfish, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

(Image credit: © Conservation International/Mark Erdmann)

Siphamia a new species of cardinalfish, one of nine new species identified through Conservation International’s Bali Rapid Assessment Program.

Jennifer Welsh
Jennifer Welsh graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz's Science Communication graduate program after working at a start up biotech company for three years after getting her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. She has worked at WiredScience, The Scientist and Discover Magazine before joining the Live Science team.