Posts Tagged New Species

Earth’s Mysterious ‘Deep Biosphere’ Is Home to Millions of Undiscovered Species, Scientists Say…

An article posted here on ‘FMD’ recently discussed the over 200 new species discovered on the planet during studies by the California Academy of Sciences this year. (Here’s the article: 229 new species described…) This article from livescience.com highlights the millions of unknown species yet to be discovered within our sphere: https://www.livescience.com/64272-carbon-mass-in-earth-deep-biosphere.html Advertisements

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229 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2018…

Summary from ScienceDaily.com: In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth’s complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include 120 wasps, 34 sea slugs, 28 ants, 19 fish, seven […]

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

From the Antarctic to outer space to Pacific Ocean depths and much more, have a look at some of the past weeks most interesting science news articles here at LiveScience.com:  https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

(Intro from nytimes.com) Deep in the Atacama Trench off the coast of Chile, researchers discovered three new species of snailfish… Read the full article here: They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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Alien Waters: Neighboring Seas Are Flowing into a Warming Arctic Ocean…

The “Atlantification” and “Pacification” of the Arctic has begun. As warmer waters stream into an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, new species — from phytoplankton to whales — have the potential to upend this sensitive polar environment… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/alien-waters-neighboring-seas-are-flowing-into-a-warming-arctic-ocean

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Exciting new creatures discovered on ocean floor… 

Summary:  Scientists have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres deep in the southwest Indian Ocean…  See article here:Exciting new creatures discovered on ocean floor

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New Giant, Air-Breathing Fish Discovered… 

National Geographic, New species observed in the Amazon: New Giant, Air-Breathing Fish Discovered

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Yale Environment 360: UNESCO Moves To Expand World Heritage Sites Into the Deep Ocean… 

Source: Yale Environment 360: UNESCO Moves To Expand World Heritage Sites Into the Deep Ocean

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World’s greatest concentration of unique mammal species is on a Philippine island… 

Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, is home to the world’s greatest concentration of unique mammal species — 93 percent of the land mammals there are found nowhere else. A new paper announces that 52 of the island’s 56 non-flying mammals live nowhere else in the world. Of these 56 species, 28 were discovered […]

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New plant and animal species identified…

Today we hear a lot about global warming and climate change and are sometimes even bombarded by the reports, scientific findings, and loads of data and information regarding their effects. Climates are changing; species are affected; man needs to alter his actions; we need to focus more on sustainability; it seems like such has just […]

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Ghostly Octopod Haunts Deep-Sea Exploration Mission…

“This pearly-hued cephalopod was spotted Feb. 27 in waters near the Hawaiian Islands…” Source: Ghostly Octopod Haunts Deep-Sea Exploration Mission  

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Four new species of ‘killer sponges’ from the deep sea…

Summary: “Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea. Scientists first discovered that some sponges are carnivorous about 20 years ago. Since then only seven carnivorous species have been found in all of the northeastern Pacific. A new article describes four […]

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Four news species found off Scottish coast…

“Marine scientists have hailed the discovery of four new species of sea creature in deep ocean waters off the coast of Scotland…  The new species – a large sea snail, two kinds of clam and a marine worm – were found during Marine Scotland surveys around the Rockall plateau in the north Atlantic. Researchers are particularly excited […]

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