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

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posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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Lost world of fanged frogs and giant rats discovered in Papua New Guinea


www.guardian.co.uk

A lost world populated by fanged frogs, grunting fish and tiny bear-like creatures has been discovered in a remote volcanic crater on the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea.
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Pictures can be seen at

www.guardian.co.uk...

[edit on 8-9-2009 by halfmanhalfamazing]




posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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Wow! What a discovery!

It is discoveries like these that shows us that there are so many

things we have yet to learn from this planet. New species are

being discovered on a daily basis. Maybe one day the Mythical creatures
such as the Yeti and Bigfoot will be discovered and introduced to the world.
We have yet to explore our oceans thoroughly, and today we still wonder
what lurks in our deepest waters.

The universe is amazing and these new discoveries on our own planet shows us just how much work we would have to do to discover things on other planets where we lack the resources.


www.guardian.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 10:16 AM
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Hi there. Someone did a thread about this yesterday but I find it interesting none the less. It is a awesome discovery and make me question what else may be out there that we dont know about yet. Anyway thanks for sharing. Peace



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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very interesting
thanks

I don't find the discovery of the animals as interesting as them adapting and changing due to the environment.

That's the real interesting part.
Too bad that humans will probably kill 99% of rainforests one day.



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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Yeh. The show about it is on BBC1 tonight at 9pm

Lost Land of the Volcano. Should be interesting



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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Quite amazing that the giant rat just let the researchers pet it like a little puppy. I guess they don't have large predators there, so they aren't skittish.

The colour patterns on the birds were amazing, as if hand painted by some artist in a fanciful mood. Sometimes nature just leaves you in a state of wonder.

I just hope that the researchers didn't introduce contaminants into that environment, or inadvertently open a route for predation.



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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new guinea's rainforest is being lost at 3.5% per year!? there won't be anything left if it doesn't stop!



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