Monday, July 25, 2011

New Guinea yields flood of new species.

Between 1998 and 2008, a survey reports, over 1,000 new species were described from New Guinea.
A thousand. From one location. In one decade. Think we know all the creatures on this planet? Not by a long shot.
From the snubfin dolphin to the turquoise monitor to a new river shark to nearly 100 new orchids, There are two birds, 12 mammals, and 43 reptiles.
It's a world of wonders out there beyond the air conditioning....

No comments: