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Dolphin Discovery Rises To Surface

(OCEANS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) discovered a new species of humpback dolphin off coast of Australia. This find is a huge step in the efforts to conservation  marine life. Humpback dolphins are considered threatened in some waters, and the discovery of this new species will help in the conservation of the humpback dolphins. Keep reading to find out more about this new species. — Global Animal

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Australian "Lost World" Unveils Three New Species

‘Lost World’ Expedition Unearths New Species

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL DISCOVERY) AUSTRALIA — A recent expedition to the previously unexplored territory dubbed the “Lost World” of Australia has already unveiled three new species believed to be one million years old.The journey was made by a team of researchers, scientists, filmmakers, and photographers, all of whom were united by an innate curiosity to delve into the unknown. It was a collaborative effort made between James Cook University and National Geographic. Read on to learn more about the “Lost World” and check out the three new species. — Global Animal

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GoogleMaps: Conserving Wildlife From Your Computer

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) While most people use GoogleMaps for finding their friends house or looking at prospective property, has found an innovative way to use the device to observe the wild. iNaturalist lets you discover new species and record them, creating a tracking guide for all living creatures. Not only is it a fun way of trotting the globe, the website also lets you to contribute to conservation efforts globally with just a few clicks. Read on to learn more iNaturalist and their initiative. — Global Animal

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Meet the World’s Latest Animal Discovery

(ANIMAL DISCOVERY) The animal kingdom got a lot cuter this week, thanks to researchers at the Smithsonian. The Museum of Natural History announced a new species of mammal on Thursday called the olinguito. A member of the raccoon family, the olinguito was discovered in the treetops of South America’s Andes mountain range. Dr. Kristofer Helgen, the curator of mammals at the Smithsonian, just participated in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the social news website, Reddit. Read on for more on the informative Q&A about the olinguito... – Global Animal

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New Animal Found: How’d We Miss This Cutie?!

(ANIMAL DISCOVERY) The Animal Kingdom welcomes a new member to it’s family. For the first time in thirty-five years, scientists from the Smithsonian Institute discovered a new species of carnivore mammal called the olinguito. Weighing only two pounds, the smallest member of the raccoon family lives in the treetops of the Andes Mountains. For decades, the rust-colored animal had been mistakenly identified as it’s larger cousin the olingo. The animal had been spotted in the wild, with it’s bones and pelts stashed away in museum drawers, and even exhibited at zoos where zookeepers were reportedly confused when the mammal refused to breed with the other olingos. It wasn’t until some curious scientists and DNA testing that the olinguito finally got its due. Read on to find out more about this rare discovery and how experts hope this tiny new creature will help open our eyes to the significance of wildlife conservation. — Global Animal

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New Species Discovered In Antarctica

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) A new species of fish was discovered by Ukrainian mariners on a fishing trip near Antarctica in 2009. The new fish known as the hopbeard plunderfish, was discovered when the fishermen were attempting to catch Antarctic Toothfish. The discovery was recently publicized in a ZooKeys study this April and describes how the strange brownish splotched fish, whose shape vaguely resembles that of a tadpole, lives in depths of up to 4,560 feet. To learn more about the specifics of this new species, continue reading below. — Global Animal

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Jeepers Creepers! Massive Spider Discovery

(ANIMAL DISCOVERY) A tarantula the size of a human face has just been discovered in Sri Lanka. Scientists are pretty sure the tarantula belongs to the genus Poecilotheria, but are still hoping to run some DNA tests. Poecilotheria rajaei is venomous, fast, and quite large. The rare spider lives in old trees, but sadly its now facing habitat destruction due to deforestation. Read on to find out more about this exciting discovery. — Global Animal

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Oldest Living Molecules Uncovered

(SCIENCE) Can you name anything that is hundreds of millions of years old and is still alive? Scientists can. Crinoids, which are spindly sea creatures, have molecules that function as defensive toxins and pigments called quinones. Scientists have discovered ‘living’ quinone-like molecules salvaged from 350-million-year-old crinoid remains. These findings help disprove the prior consensus that complex organic molecules cannot survive fossilization. Read more about this astonishing uncovering and what it means for the future of science. — Global Animal

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