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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Check out these newbs! Just arrived in 2010 & 2011!

I like to let this play in the background as I scroll thru the pictures


Requiem For A Dream Music


Ten Weirdest New Animals of 2010: Editors' Picks

T. Rex Leech


A new leech king of the jungle, Tyrannobdella rex—or "tyrant leech king"—was discovered in the remote Peruvian Amazon, National Geographic News reported in April.

The up-to-three-inch-long (about seven-centimeter-long) leech has large teeth, like its dinosaur namesake Tyrannosaurus rex. What's more, the newfound critter's "naughty bits are rather small," noted study co-author Mark Siddall, curator of invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.




New Purple Octopus?


This unidentified purple octopus is one of 11 potentially new species found during a July deep-sea expedition off Canada's Atlantic coast.

The 20-day expedition aimed to uncover relationships between cold-water coral and other bottom-dwelling creatures in a pristine yet "alien" environment, according to the researchers' blog.




"Yoda Bat"


This tube-nosed fruit bat—which became a Web sensation as "Yoda bat"—is just one of the roughly 200 species encountered during two scientific expeditions to Papua New Guinea in 2009, scientists announced in October.

Though seen on previous expeditions, the bat has yet to be formally documented as a new species, or even named. Like other fruit bats, though, it disperses seeds from the fruit in its diet, perhaps making the flying mammal crucial to its tropical rain forest ecosystem.




"Ninja" Slug


Boasting a tail three times the length of its head, the newly described long-tailed slug is found only in the high mountains of the Malaysian part of Borneo, scientists said in April.

The new species shoots its mate with "love darts" made of calcium carbonate and spiked with hormones—hence its nickname: ninja slug. Scientists believe this Cupid-like behavior may increase reproductive success. (Video: Ninja Woman.)




Wood-Eating Catfish


A new species of armored, wood-eating catfish (pictured underwater) found in the Amazon rain forest feeds on a fallen tree in the Santa Ana River in Peru in 2006.

Other so-called suckermouth armored catfish species use their unique teeth to scrape organic material from the surfaces of submerged wood. But the new, as yet unnamed, species is among the dozen or so catfish species known to actually ingest wood, National Geographic News reported in September.




The Simpsons Toad


Nosing around for "lost" amphibian species in western Colombia in September, scientists stumbled across three entirely new species—including this beaked toad.

"Its long, pointy, snoutlike nose reminds me of the nefarious villain Mr. Burns from The Simpsons television series," expedition leader Robin Moore said in a November statement.




Self-Cloning Lizard


You could call it the surprise du jour: A popular food on Vietnamese menus has turned out to be a lizard previously unknown to science, scientists said in November.

[B]What's more, the newfound Leiolepis ngovantrii is no run-of-the-mill reptile—the all-female species reproduces via cloning, without the need for male lizards.[/B]




Squid Worm


Squid? Worm? Initially, this new species—with bristle-based "paddles" for swimming and tentacles on its head—so perplexed Census of Marine Life researchers that they threw in the towel and simply called it squidworm, National Geographic News reported in November.

Found via remotely operated vehicle about 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) under the Celebes Sea (see map) in 2007, the four-inch-long (ten-centimeter-long) creature turned out to be the first member of a new family in the Polychaeta class of segmented worms.




Pink Handfish


Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor in an undated picture, the pink handfish is one of nine newly named species described in a scientific review of the handfish family released in May.

Only four specimens of the elusive four-inch (ten-centimeter) pink handfish have ever been found, and all of those were collected from areas around the city of Hobart (map), on the Australian island of Tasmania.




Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey


A new monkey species in Myanmar is so snub-nosed that rainfall is said to makes it sneeze—but that's apparently the least of its problems, conservationists announced in October.

The only scientifically observed specimen (pictured) had been killed by local hunters the time researchers found it—and was eaten soon after.




The Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2010

Green Bomber



Attenborough's Pitcher



Angona Yam



Aiteng ater



Psychedelic Frogfish



Komac's golden orb spider



Mushroom, Phallus drewesii



Dracula Minnow



Omars' banded knifefish



Killer sponge



New Species Photos: Slug-Sucking Snake, Mini-Gecko, More

Yet unnamed rain frog



Slug-Sucking Snake



Tree Frog With Red Iris



New Species of Stick Insect



Scaly-Eyed Gecko




posted on May, 23 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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star and flag, very interesting and informative.

i have always wondered what that music was called, i am not into that sort of thing but that particular music is good to listen to, close your eyes and imagine. its very powerful.

also i am certain i have seen that mushroom somewhere before i just cannot think where


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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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how big is that Mossula Katydid grasshopper from hell thing? gonna have bad dreams tonight of that thing eating me



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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That teeny-tiny gecko has got to be one of the cutest things ever! Cool find



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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That was amazing...very nice.

Thank you for sharing.

I'm off to have another look at them.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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Beautiful. That's why we must be careful where we tread.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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S&F Amazing OP

What an amazing world we live in.

I would hate to see what we will find over the coming years now with a heap of radiation and oil in the ocean.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Awesome, thank you.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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I can't stop laughing at "Ninja Slug" and...

The new species shoots its mate with "love darts" made of calcium carbonate and spiked with hormones—hence its nickname: ninja slug. Scientists believe this Cupid-like behavior may increase reproductive success.


I love it


and this is nuts!

Self-Cloning Lizard


What's more, the newfound Leiolepis ngovantrii is no run-of-the-mill reptile—the all-female species reproduces via cloning, without the need for male lizards.


It was my pleasure

And in 2008 this was discovered

Hundreds of new animal species discovered




SYDNEY, Australia — Marine scientists have discovered hundreds of new animal species on reefs in Australian waters, including brilliant soft corals and tiny crustaceans, according to findings released Thursday.
The creatures were found during expeditions run by the Australian chapter of CReefs, a global census of coral reefs that is one of several projects of the Census of Marine Life, an international effort to catalog all life in the oceans.
"People have been working at these places for a long time and still there are literally hundreds and hundreds of new species that no one has ever collected or described," said Julian Caley, a scientist from the Australian Institute of Marine Science who is helping to lead the research.

Among the creatures researchers found were about 130 soft corals — also known as octocorals, for the eight tentacles that fringe each polyp — that have never been described in scientific literature, and scores of similarly undescribed crustaceans, including tiny shrimp-like animals with claws longer than their bodies.


And correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it said that all species of bird have been discovered? I say this because a friend of mine just graduated college and right before she graduated she took a bird class, and she told me (before this thread was even a twinkle in my eye) that every specie of bird has been discovered. I was like, whoa... But now I see at least 3 new species of bird. So Nat Geo debunked that sh!
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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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Thats is the ATS i know.
These photos are truly remarkable and from newly discovered species? WOW

edit/ I know its not a newly discovered species but never the less its a great video(episode) of river monster about the Goliath tiger fish
www.youtube.com...

I'm a huge fan of that show although the editing is rubbish the host is an anthropologist.
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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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There are no 'new' inhabitants, it's just that We have seen them and then classified them into set categories. Nonetheless, very interesting. They seem to have run out of names already. You only need to see the perfection of Nature by looking right in front of at our tiniest brothers and sisters.


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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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That
Rocked
My
World

With the music going and that bowl I just smoked.. dude.. no way..

that pink handfish.. looked into my soul!
and that frog.. the heart of glass. wtf is that about
and WTF is Mossula Katydid all about dude.. that thing is fracking HUGE..



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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Thanks for sharing as you put a lot of time and effort into this...great finds.

& Lighten the mood amidst the tragedy. Beauty still exists and is waiting to be discovered, if can be found fast enough before it's gone.

My favs are the tiny creatures(gecko!) and mushrooms.
Too bad about the moneky's demise, would have made for interesting info-how it lives in the wild, etc-for them to have show it alive.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:07 AM
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S&F for you! These pictures were fantastic. I was shocked at how human the monkey's (not the dead one) face is. And the handfish! Maybe it is a throwback from when life first crawled out of the oceans!

Really beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting them!



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:08 AM
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I know exactly what you mean



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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You nailed it on the head. With so much bad in the world it's easy to overlook the awesome



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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WHOA!
Awesome finds! So many amazing creatures in the world today. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!!



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:45 AM
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Excellent thread, thank you


I loved the transparent frog, it looks like it has thumbs. And the multicolored snail (Chromodoris Fentoni) is totally awesome



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Originally posted by readytorevolt
how big is that Mossula Katydid grasshopper from hell thing? gonna have bad dreams tonight of that thing eating me


I read that its size is 7 cm:

7-cm Mossula katydid

Source (You have to subscribe/join to the site to read the article, but the snippet is from the preview in a Google search)

Which, according to this article, is pretty normal (thank God, I was already imagining it to be HUGE):

Katydids are green or, occasionally, pink and range in size from 1 1/4 to 5 in. (3-12.5 cm) long.

Source



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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Originally posted by dreamingawake
Thanks for sharing as you put a lot of time and effort into this...great finds.

& Lighten the mood amidst the tragedy. Beauty still exists and is waiting to be discovered, if can be found fast enough before it's gone.

My favs are the tiny creatures(gecko!) and mushrooms.
Too bad about the moneky's demise, would have made for interesting info-how it lives in the wild, etc-for them to have show it alive.


You're welcome! Wait, which mushroom? If you're talking about the one with the finger in it, look closely to your left, there's a sneaky little frog



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 12:53 AM
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simply breathtaking. nature evolves yet again





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