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How many species of frog are in the picture? Genetics often says ‘more than we thought’. Michael Lee (Flinders University & South Australian Museum)

The Earth’s biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
The remote rivers of northern Australia could be home to untold numbers of new and threatened fish. Matthew Le Feuvre

We discovered 20 new fish in northern Australia – now we need to protect them

A score of new fish species discovered recently in northern Australia remind us how little we know about our country.
Thousands of the new Pelagia benovici have been spotted. Fabrizio Marcuzzo

The beautiful new jellyfish identified in the Gulf of Venice

A bloom of new jellyfish started appearing in the Gulf of Venice last autumn. They were first detected by a fisherman from Chioggia in north-east Italy when hundreds of the beautiful yellow species filled…

New mammals discovered in Congo

Four new mammal species have been discovered in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mammals were…

New bird species discovered in Cambodia

A new species of bird has been discovered in Phnom Penh, the a capital city of Cambodia. The Cambodian tailorbird has a distinct…

Life wells up from the deep

A variety of life has been discovered off the northern coat of Papua New Guinea. A team led by Professor Jim Thomas of Nova…

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