Newly Discovered Species

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

By | October 1, 2011

A newly discovered species of shrimp, Hippolyte catagrapha, lies atop a new species of Myzostomid (yellow object beneath the shrimp).

A newly discovered species of shrimp, Hippolyte catagrapha, lies atop a new species of Myzostomid (yellow object beneath the shrimp).

GUIDO ZSILAVECZ-ZURG

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Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered. New species are constantly being discovered, however, such as the ones pictured in this slideshow, collected during the recent Census of Marine Life.

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