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Class Field Trip Finds New Pillbug Species in L.A. : Discovery News

By Discovery News | May 18, 2015 It’s not every day that a new species is found in a major metropolis — by a class on a field trip. But that’s what happened on a recent outing of Loyola Marymount University students at the very southernmost tip of the city of Los Angeles — less than a mile from the busiest port in America. The invertebrate zoology lab class was canvassing a rocky beach scanning for critters when they spotted an unusual pillbug clinging to a common sea star. “As soon …

New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site | EurekAlert! Science News

… groups that survived until the present day. We say that it belongs to the ‘stem’ of arthropods.” The study presents evidence that Yawunik was capable of moving its frontal appendages backward and forward, spreading them out during an attack and then retracting them under its body when swimming. Coupled with the long, sensing whip-like flagella extending from the tip of the claws, this makes the frontal appendages of the animal some of the most versatile and complex in all known …

Echo Lake home to diverse and endangered species – Agassiz-Harrison Observer

… invertebrate, and 38 fungi species were found around Echo Lake. “These biodiversity surveys show that protecting all of Echo Lake’s surrounding old-growth and mature forests is important not only for saving the largest night-roosting site for bald eagles on Earth, but also for a large diversity of other species, including many species at risk,” stated Ken Wu, Ancient Forest Alliance executive director. “And these new findings are just the tip of the iceberg from just a single weekend of …

Elusive mouse edges close to extinction – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia

… off the Northern Territory coast, before catching her first glimpse. “The northern hopping mouse is about 10 centimeters long from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail, and it stands and hops along on its two hind legs like a little kangaroo, but it is a rodent related to rats and mice,” she said. “Through radio tracking, trapping and collecting footage over two and a half years of fieldwork, I was able to find out more about this little-known native.” She shared these findings, …

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