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Photos: 300 species discovered during expedition to Philippines ~ #Eco #Photography #Wildlife #Biodiversity

Photos: 300 species discovered during expedition to Philippines ~ #Eco #Photography #Wildlife #Biodiversity

Photos: 300 species discovered during expedition to Philippines mongabay.com June 26, 2011 Scientists believe they have discovered more than new 300 species during a six-week expedition to the Philippines. The expedition, which involved scientists from the California Academy of Sciences and several Philippine scientific institutions, scoured terrestrial and marine ecosystems and turned up "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," according to a statement from the California Academy of Sciences. A new species of Nembrotha nudibranch, a type of toxic sea slug, discovered during the expedition. Photo: Terry Gosliner / California Academy of Sciences A new species of deep-sea swell shark that inflates its stomach with water to bulk up and ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0626-philippine_new_species...

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