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New Mollusk species found in Philippines!!! Look here! February 05, 2007 4:28 PM

Blog: New mollusk species found in Philippines (AP) 


A very rare seashell of the Slit shell family (scientific name: Bayerotrochus philpoppei) which was discovered  by Belgian Guido Poppe in early 2006 off  Balut Island in southern Philippines is displayed at the National Museum in Manila, Philippines Monday Feb.5, 2007 at the turn-over ceremony of newly-discovered marine species in the waters off Panglao Island in Bohol province in central Philippines. More than 1,200 species of decapod crustaceans and some 6,000 species of mollusks were discovered by the Panglao 2005-2006 Expedition team headed by Dr. Philippe Bouchet of the French National Museum of Natural History. Only 10 specimens are known around the world as claimed by Belgian Guido Poppe who discovered the rare find and has a price tag of US $10,000 dollars. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)AP - A French-led marine expedition team believes it has discovered thousands of new species of mollusks and crustaceans around a Philippine island, officials and scientists said Monday.


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Heard anything about new species found in our world? February 21, 2007 2:06 AM

Dear Members and Guests...

Have you heard of any new species that have been discovered lately on our beautiful Earth?...post it here....

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 April 12, 2007 3:14 AM

It always cracks me up when I see these stories about 'new species dicovered'. The fact is these are likely ancient species, intelligent enough to have stayed the hell away from humans.  

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