Clown wedgefish thought to be likely extinct 'rediscovered' at Jurong fishery port

(from left) Marine scientist Naomi Clark-Shen, research assistant Esther Lee and shark activist Kathy Xu at the Senoko Fishery Port in February 2019.
(from left) Marine scientist Naomi Clark-Shen, research assistant Esther Lee and shark activist Kathy Xu at the Senoko Fishery Port in February 2019. PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE
Ms Kathy Xu (left) and Ms Naomi Clark-Shen at the Senoko Fishery Port in February 2019.
Ms Kathy Xu (left) and Ms Naomi Clark-Shen at the Senoko Fishery Port in February 2019.PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE
Marine scientist Naomi Clark-Shen and shark activist Kathy Xu had spotted the dead ray among other seafood for sale at the fishery port.
Marine scientist Naomi Clark-Shen and shark activist Kathy Xu had spotted the dead ray among other seafood for sale at the fishery port.PHOTO: NAOMI CLARK-SHEN/KATHY XU

SINGAPORE - During a trip to the Jurong Fishery Port in May this year, two researchers spotted a fish so rare it was on the verge of being classified extinct.

Marine scientist Naomi Clark-Shen and shark activist Kathy Xu had spotted the dead ray among other seafood for sale at the fishery port.

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