Johnny Gibbons

Johnny Gibbons is the press secretary for science at the Smithsonian Institution, promoting science and research across the Institution to the media and public. He started working at the Smithsonian in 2004, as a science writer and spokesperson for Smithsonian’s National Zoo. He came to his present position in 2008. His degrees are in ornithology and journalism. When he’s not at work, chances are good that he’s out with his binoculars looking at birds.

Scientists Call New Eel Species A Living Fossil

A video of the Palauan primitive cave eel ( Protanguilla palau ) swimming in the Pacific off the Republic of Palau. A Japanese research diver first discovered the new genus and species in a Palauan reef cave in 2009. The eel...