Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wealth of Biodiversity Found In Philippines

Researchers from the California Academy of Sciences believe they have identified 300 new species during a 42-day expedition in the Philippines. The new species — found in rainforests, coral reefs, and the ocean floor — include “dozens of new insects and spiders, deep-sea armored corals, ornate sea pens, bizarre new sea urchins and sea stars, a shrimp-eating swell shark, and over 50 colorful new sea slugs.”

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