Newly discovered fish species named after UH researcher

The new species was named “Etelis boweni” by the research team in recognition of Brian Bowen, a research professor from the University of Hawaii who has spent over three decades studying marine fish. (Ash Williams/Special to West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — A new species of fish has been discovered during a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program that focused on deepwater snappers.