Entries in discovery (7)

Wednesday
Dec182013

Cuttlefish have episodic-like memory

With a large brain-to-body ratio, dexterity and a capacity for tool use, cuttlefish are seen as intelligent animals, particularly when compared to their invertebrate kin. This has now been supported with evidence of episodic-like memory.

 

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Tuesday
Sep032013

Found: Frog at the end of the rainbow

After years of searching, an elusive frog which was thought to be extinct, has been found in Cusaco National Park. This amphibian, known as the ‘rain’ frog due to its ability to absorb moisture from the athmosphere, was first discovered in 2008 after reports of extinction. 

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Wednesday
Aug212013

A newly discovered mammal: meet the Olinguito

After decades of remaining hidden in plain sight, scientists have uncovered the true identity of a separate species that was thought to be an Olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii).

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Monday
Jul012013

An unlikely new bird species discovered in Cambodia’s capital 

A surprising discovery has been found in Cambodia capital Phnom Penh: the rather unique Cambodia Tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk).

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Tuesday
Mar262013

Microbiological Life Discovered in Mariana Trench

A team of scientists has discovered an unusually large amount of bacteria living in a community on the sea floor at the deepest point on Earth – the Mariana Trench. 

 

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Tuesday
Mar132012

New Catshark species discovered in the Galapagos

Earlier this month, scientists from the California Academy conducted valuable research in the Galapagos. The team of scientists aboard the Johnson Sea-Link submersible made an exciting discovery of a new catshark species. This newly discovered species was later named after the award winning filmmaker, Al Giddings, who has previously filmed and produced a Galapagos program for the Discovery channel entitled Galapagos: Beyond Darwin. The species has been given the Latin name Bythaelurus giddingsi.

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Thursday
Jan052012

New hairy chested crab discovered- Nicknamed 'the Hoff'

Scientists in the UK have made a remarkable discovery of a staggering number of a new crab species in South Georgia. This new crustacean currently has no scientific name; however, due to their apparent hairy chests, have been nicknamed ‘The Hoff’ after the American Baywatch star, David Hasselhoff.

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