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Desmatochelys padillai: Paleontologists Find Oldest Known Species of Sea Turtle | Paleontology | Sci-News.com

By Sci-News.com | September 7, 2015 A new species of ancient sea turtle has been identified from fossils found in Colombia. The fossils are at least 120 million years old, about 10 million years older than the previously known oldest sea turtle specimen, according to paleontologists Dr Edwin Cadena of the Senckenberg Research Institute and his colleague, Dr James Parham of California State University, Fullerton. “Santanachelys gaffneyi is the oldest known sea turtle’ – this sentence from …

New species of barracuda identified in Arabian Sea – The Times of India

… divergence from the S. barracuda and other species of the family occurring in the area,” said senior scientist at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Dr E M Abdussamad, adding that this predator species are found in deep waters. The species were collected from commercial fish landings at Cochin harbour. They were caught using hooks and gillnets by fishing units operating in Lakshadweep waters. A total of 34 specimens of S. arabiansis (around 385-1,420 mm in length) were analysed …

Remains Of Mysterious, Furry Dolphin-Like Creature Found On Russian Beach Baffle Scientists : T-Lounge : Tech Times

… the presence of fur and the considerably large size of the creature. For now, scientists are fairly confident that the creature is in fact a dolphin. Nikolay Kim, Deputy Head of the Forecasting department of the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, said in a statement: “Judging by the appearance of the head, this is clearly some big dolphin. According to a characteristic of the skin, it is a rare species.” But the existence of fur on its body is challenging the …

Smithsonian Science News –Analysis: Many tropical tree species have yet to be discovered

By Beth King | June 5, 2015 A global analysis raises the minimum estimated number of tropical tree species to at least 40,000–53,000 worldwide in a paper appearing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, whose coauthors include researchers from the Center for Tropical Forest Science–Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS–ForestGEO) and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). Many of these species risk extinction because of their rarity and restriction to small …

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