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The secrets of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk – nearly 500 species discovered 

… Okhotsk was scant and lacking diversity, and previously they knew of only 50 species in the Kuril Basin. Deputy head of the SokhoBio expedition, Marina Malyutina, told RBTH that they found about 1,000 species there last summer. More than half of them are completely new for scientists. Most are similar to Antarctic and Atlantic deep-water species, and include single-celled organisms, crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, various worms, and Fish. Deep-sea surprises Scientists were surprised by the …

Ancient Sea Monsters: Misidentified Fossilized Skeletons Now Revealing Hidden History of Ichthyosaur

From www.ancient-origins.net | November 2, 2015 The fossilized skeletons of strange creatures—odd, beaked Fish with teeth and ‘feet’—were uncovered by quarry workers in southwestern England in the early 1800’s. Dubbed “Fish lizards” (or Ichthyosauria) at the time, the old discoveries are now under new examination. These ancient sea monsters, specimens collected from across Europe, are apparently not one animal type, but many different unique species. Resembling a cross between …

A cray-active solution for cancer research

From medicalxpress.com | November 2, 2015 Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have discovered a new species which is helping them understand epigenetics: all individuals of the marbled crayFish examined so far have been female. They reproduce by parthenogenesis, the unfertilized ovum develops directly into a new individual, and possess completely identical genetic makeup. Differences between individuals must therefore result from epigenetics. Cancer too can also have epigenetic …

Feds release final bull trout recovery plan; critics label it ‘extinction plan’

By David Erickson | September 30, 2015 Decades in the making, and debating, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its final bull trout recovery plan this week, outlining the conservation actions needed for the species to recover from its precipitous decline. Bull trout, a cold-water Fish species that is highly susceptible to warming waters and habitat destruction, were once abundant in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada. Their numbers plummeted in the last 50 years …

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