Thursday, 4 December 2008

Thousands of new species found

Under the heading of "Ain't got nothin' better to do" I've spent my lunchtime reading Pharyngula and following a few of the links he's posted. If you click this picture of a squat lobster it'll take you to the Zooillogix blog which has several cute photos of some of the new species, and links to National Geographic articles with more photos.

The first paragraph of the Zooillogix posting reads:
An expedition to a tiny island in the South Pacific's Republic of Vanatu has yielded hundreds of new species, including possibly 1000 new species of crab.
which (apart from the unfortunate innumeracy of the author) is pretty awesome in my book.

Go on, waste some time, you know you want to!

Many new species
On Espiritu Santo;
Scientific bliss!

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