Monday, February 05, 2007

A Bonanza of Marine Life

Scientists with the Panglao Marine Biodiversity Project have discovered a trove of new species of molluscs and crustaceans around Philippine island. Researchers from 19 countries, led by Philippe Bouchet of the French National Museum of Natural History, reported, "Numerous species were observed and photographed alive, many for the first time, and it is estimated that 150-250 of the crustaceans and 1,500-2,500 of the molluscs are new species.”

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