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New fish species found deep below ocean surface

Story contains video via CNN | Sat October 16, 2010
Scientists have discovered a new species of fish living almost 4 1/2 miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

New carnivorous mammal species found in Madagascar

Story contains video via BBC | Mon October 11, 2010
A new species of carnivorous mammal has been discovered in Madagascar.

Coral Oasis Found In Mediterranean Desert

via Terra Daily | Fri October 08, 2010
The exploration vessel Nautilus, with a team of experts of the University of Haifa's Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences , headed by Prof. Zvi Ben Avraham, discovered for the first time an area of reefs with deep-sea corals in the Mediterranean, offshore of Israel.

First Ocean Life Census Finds 6,000 New Species

Story contains video via AOL News | Mon October 04, 2010
Taking a census of marine life is not as easy as knocking on doors. But after a 10-year effort that included diving into icy waters, guiding robots into pitch-black depths and laying out a vast network of microphones to spy on migrating fish, scientists today unveiled the results of the first-ever accounting of the ocean's creatures, including some 6,000 new species.

Tiger population discovered above 11,000ft in Bhutan mountains

Story contains video via BBC | Wed September 22, 2010
A 'lost' population of tigers has been filmed living in the Himalayas. The discovery has stunned experts, as the tigers are living at a higher altitude than any others known and appear to be successfully breeding.

Smallest frog in Asia discovered in Borneo

via BBC | Thu August 26, 2010
Researchers on an expedition in Borneo have found a new and very tiny species of frog.

Brain study asks: does size matter?

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Thu January 28, 2010
New findings have challenged the notion that primate brains have grown steadily over the course of evolution.

Coral reefs ‘generate’ new species

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Fri January 08, 2010
While coral reefs have long been known to attract a diverse range of species, the undersea areas also act as cradles of evolution, according to new research.

10 endangered species in 2010

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Mon January 04, 2010
As we enter 2010, Sideways News looks at the 10 most endangered species we need to save, according to the World Wildlife Fund annual list of animals to watch.

‘Bumper year’ for botanical finds

via BBC | Mon December 21, 2009
Giant rainforest trees, tiny fungi and wild coffee plants are among almost 300 species that have been described by UK botanists for the first time in 2009.

Lost Land of the Volcano: Noctuid caterpillars

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Wed September 30, 2009
BBC film team discover new caterpillar species while filming the "Lost Land of the volcano"

Lost world of fanged frogs and giant rats discovered in Papua New Guinea

via Guardian UK | Thu September 10, 2009
A team of scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea found more than 40 previously unidentified species when they climbed into the kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi and explored a pristine jungle habitat teeming with life that has evolved in isolation since the volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. In a remarkably rich haul from just five weeks of exploration, the biologists discovered 16 frogs which have never before been recorded by science, at least three new fish, a new bat and a giant rat, which may turn out to be the biggest in the world.

Papaua New Guinea forests reveal 56 new species

via Terra Daily | Wed March 25, 2009
Scientists said Wednesday they have uncovered 56 new species in the teaming virgin tropical forests of Papua New Guinea including jumping spiders and a tiny chirping frog.

Yellowstone Alga Detoxifies Arsenic

via Terra Daily | Sat March 14, 2009
Arsenic may be tough, but scientists have found a Yellowstone National Park alga that's tougher.

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