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Gallery: The Top 10 New Species Of 2011

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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 06:27 AM
I dont know what it is about Creatures of this planet. I just love to learn about new creatures. Here is a few i found here:

Darwin's Bark Spider:

Caerostris darwini The bark spider spins the largest orb-style webs in the world with a silk that is ten times stronger than Kevlar and the strongest biological material known to man. Described exactly 150 years after the first publication of The Origin of Species, this spider was named in honor of Charles Darwin.

Eternal Light Mushroom:

Mycena luxaeterna One of only 71 known species of bioluminescent fungi, these mushrooms constantly emit a greenish-yellow light from their stems. They were collected near Sao Paolo, Brazil, in some of the last remaining Atlantic forest.

Pollinating Cricket

Glomeremus orchidophilus Found on RĂ©union Island in the Southwestern Indian Ocean, this cricket is the only pollinator of a rare orchid also found on the island. This is the first clear evidence of cricket-mediated pollination in flowering plants.

Pancake Batfish

Halieutichthys intermedius The crown jewel of this list, the Lousiana Pancake Batfish's well-being is unfortunately on tenterhooks thanks to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill encompasses the batfish's entire known distribution.

Rust-Eating Bacterium

Halomonas titanicae Found on a rusticle on the sunken Titanic, this bacteria consumes iron oxide. Along with other microorganisms, the bacteria have contributed to the decay of the ship's metal by sticking to the steel and forming mounds of corrosion material. Pictured here: on the left, a negative staining of a bacterium; right, a stack of bacteria forming a stalactite-esque structure.

There are some more at the site. I just didnt want to have to large of a post. I hope you all enjoy what i have found.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 06:41 AM
Interesting find. Incredible that they are still finding new species. Mother nature never ceases to amaze.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 06:43 AM
Nice find and thanks for sharing, always curious about new finds in the animal kingdom, thats apart from spiders as they creep me out.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 06:54 AM
ya as long as animals and plants keep evolving their will always be new species to find.

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