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Deep-Sea Discovery: New Species Comes To Surface

(OCEANS/SPECIES DISCOVERY) After four years of research by the American Natural History Museum, what was thought by researchers to be the world’s largest sea anemone has now been classified as the first species in a new order of animal, Cnidaria. The new order is “a classification equal to Carnivora in mammals or Crocodilia in reptiles,” according to Mother Nature Network. When conducting an evolutionary tree of all 112 species of sea anemone, scientists realized that one species, Boloceroides Daphneae, did not belong in the classification. — Global Animal

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“Harry Potter” Wasps: Real Life Dementors?

(INSECTS/NEW SPECIES) The newest species of wasp discovered in Thailand received it’s official name after the Natural History Museum in Berlin hosted a public vote. The name Ampulex dementor, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s “dementor” characters in the Harry Potter series was chosen to reflect the wasps’ practice of sucking the life out of cockroaches, much like the dementors in the famous series who suck the souls out of their victims. Read the full article below for more details on the fascinating new creature. — Global Animal

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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, iNaturalist.org 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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