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An ostracod, a small crustacean with more than 70,000 identified species. Anna33/Wikimedia

Blind shrimps, translucent snails: the 11 mysterious new species we found in potential fracking sites

We discovered 11 (and probably more) new species of stygofauna living in water underground. These animals are usually blind, beautifully translucent and long-limbed.
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Scientists thought these seals evolved in the north. 3-million-year-old fossils from New Zealand suggest otherwise

This newly discovered ancient monk seal is challenging previous theories about how and where monachine seals evolved. It’s the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution research in about 70 years.
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A rare discovery: we found the sugar glider is actually three species, but one is disappearing fast

The sugar glider is an icon of the Australian bush. But discovering it’s actually three distinct species has big consequences for its conservation.

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