300 New Species Discovered in the Philippines

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The California Academy of Sciences recently discovered 300 new species in the Philippines in 42 days. Perhaps you are like me and think about cyanide when you think of the Philippines, but, even threatened, it remains an extremely diverse hotspot. Their expedition discovered new species with nearly every dive including a barnacle that lives symbiotically on Black coral.

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    Photo credit: Terry Gosliner, California Academy of Sciences

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    California Academy of Sciences Discovers Hundreds of New Species in the Philippines (Photos) : TreeHugger
    Philippines expedition: California Academy of Sciences
     
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  3. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    That's great news! Recently a similar study was released from New Guinea which found around 1000 new species, and many of them were marine. I love these kinds of articles!
     
  4. Dingo

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    very cool! thanks for sharing Matt :)
     
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    300 more reasons to be broke.

    Thanks for sharing the news, Matt.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for sharing, Matt

    It would appear we have a lot more exploring to do.
     
  7. Mr. Bill

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    That's wonderful news! Thank you for sharing. :)
     
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    I know a few of the crew who went and I must say the pics they sent back are simply amazing!!!
     
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