Sunday, February 25, 2007

New Species from WAY Down Under

An expedition to Antarctic waters has netted an estimated 30 new species among a trove of animal specimens including one described by as "a psychedelic octopus." The 10-week international effort explored "virgin geography:" an area of the Weddell Sea that, until recently, was sealed off from the surface by the now-collapsed portion of ice shelves dubbed Larsen A and B. See the link for great photographs.

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