California Academy of Sciences Discovers Hundreds of New Species in the Philippines (Photos)

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The exposed top of a large unidentified sea pen in the genus Pteroeides. The main part of the body is buried in the sand. Photo credit: Gary Williams, California Academy of Sciences

During a marine and land survey of the Philippines spanning just 42 days, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences uncovered more than 300 new species. The discovery included new species of plants and fish, as well as numerous crabs and a unique species of shark….Read the full story on TreeHugger