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New Bass Species Discovered In Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) scientists have discovered a new species of black bass. The fish was first noticed in 2007 during a routine survey in the Chipola River, which is located in North West Florida near the Alabama/Georgia border. (The river is about 92 miles long.) When Florida scientists were doing their

New Porcupine Species Discovered In Brazil

You might not think of a porcupine living in the Brazilian rainforest, but a new-to-science species has been recently documented there. Even more surprising: they live in trees. While the discovery is exciting, it is also very sad, because these tree-dwelling porcupines are under threats due to loss of their natural habitat. They live in

Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2011

  Every year, the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and a committee of international scientists compile a list of their picks for the top 10 newly described species. The annual top 10 new species list has just been released for 2011. This year’s list includes: a new type of box jelly, a

New Species Discovered on Antarctic Seafloor

Entire communities of species that were previously unknown to science have been discovered on the Antarctic seafloor clustering around the hydrothermal vents. The discoveries were made by teams led by the University of Oxford, University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre, and British Antarctic Survey, and include new species of yeti crab, starfish, barnacles, and

New Species Found on Shelf – In a Jar

[social_buttons] A new species of Samoan fruit bat or ‘flying fox’ was discovered at the Academy of Sciences in Philadelphia by Kristofer M. Helgen, a Research Zoologist and Curator of Mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Helgen, the lead author of the paper published in American Museum Novitates, noticed the bat within

New Salamander Species Discovered in US

University of Georgia researchers discovered a two inch long salamander near Toccoa, Georgia. It is reportedly the first discovery of a new four-footed species in the US in fifty years.  It was in the spring of 2007 that the salamander was first discovered, but the details have not been published until this year, in the Journal

137 New Plant Species Discovered

A publication from the Botanical Insitute of India reported that over 100 new plant species were discovered in India. One hundred and thirty seven are new to science, and 30 were discovered in India for the first time. “The Indian flora is mainly concentrated in three major centres of diversity namely Himalayas, the Western Ghats and Andaman

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