Posts Tagged 'species'

At Least a Third of All Marine Species are Still Unknown

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The most comprehensive assessment of ocean life has revealed that one third to two thirds of all species are still unknown to science.

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Earth Recovered 10 Million Years After Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction

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The greatest mass extinction pulse was the Permian-Triassic extinction event, and it happened about 250 million years ago, nearly wiping out life on Earth. It was Earth’s most severe extinction even, with 96% of all marine species and 70% of all terrestrial vertebrate species becoming extinct. It is the only known mass extinction that affected insects, 57% of all families and 83% of all genera were extinguished.

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Rapidly Retreating Glacial Ice Leaves Species Threatened

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The rapidly disappearing glaciers are altering more than the physical landscape, as a recent analysis suggests. Species that live in streams and rivers that flow from melting glaciers could start disappearing when half of the glacial cover in a region is lost.

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New Shark Species Bythaelurus Giddingsi Discovered in Galapagos Islands

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Deep-sea dives around the Galapagos Islands have uncovered a new species of catshark, about 1.3 feet long. Bythaelurus giddingsi was discovered by scientists and specimens were taken back to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for comparison purposes.

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Limbless Amphibian Family of Caecilian Order Discovered In India

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An entirely new family of limbless amphibians has been discovered, hiding away in the soils of northeastern India. The creatures are part of the caecilian order of amphibians, which look more like earthworms than frogs or toads, and can grow to be more than a meter in length.

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Mesodinium Chamaeleon Is A Unique Life Form That is Half Plant Half Animal

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In nature, you’ll find animals that undergo vast transformations, becoming almost unrecognizable in their new forms. Examples like caterpillars becoming butterflies and tadpoles becoming frogs almost look like distinct animals in the different stages of their evolution.

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The Golden Toad Of Monteverde

The Golden Toad of Monteverde, Costa Rica was among the first casualties of amphibian declines. Formerly abundant, it was last seen in 1989.

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