Saturday, 26 May 2018
Bizarre New Species of Crabs and a Giant Sea Cockroach Discovered in Waters Off Indonesia
MAY 14, 2018
A crab with green googly eyes, another with "ears" resembling peanuts, and a species of giant sea cockroach are among the dozen new kinds of crustaceans discovered by scientists in the waters off Indonesia, Channel News Asia reports.
These finds are the result of a two-week expedition by Indonesian and Singaporean scientists with the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition (SJADES 2018), which involved exploring deep waters in the Sunda Strait (the waterway separating the islands of Sumatra and Java in Southeast Asia) and the Indian Ocean. Using trawls, dredges, and other tools, researchers brought a huge variety of deep-sea life to the surface—some species for the very first time.
"The world down there is an alien world," Peter Ng, chief scientist of the expedition, told Channel News Asia. "You have waters that go down more than 2000 to 3000 meters [9800 feet], and we do not know … the animal life that's at the bottom.=read more
A pile of dandruff shed by dinosaurs roughly 125million years ago have been discovered in Liaoing province in China.The white fry white flecks are almost identical to human dandruff and measure 1 to 2 millimetres and made up of keratin.It's is believed that their May have come from Microraptor ,Beipiaosaurus and Sinornithosaurus dinosaurs and Confuciusornis Bird.It shows that they shed skin in clumps rather than in one go like modern snakes and lizards.
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Scientists have discovered a new species of shrew living on a single mountain in the Philippines - and it remains a mystery how it got there.
The Palawan moss shrew is one of three species unique to Mount Mantalingahan on Palawan Island.
It was first spotted in 2007 by the late Danilo 'Danny' Balete. Unlike other shrews, its tail is covered in dense fur rather than visible scales.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5715817/Species-shrew-discovered-mountain-Philippines-no-one-knows-got-there.html#ixzz5FIDO9leq
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