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The California Academy of Sciences said on Wednesday that its researchers added 140 new species in 2011. The new species includes 72 arthropods, 31 sea slugs, 13 fishes, 11 plants, nine sponges, three corals, and one reptile. The scientists made their finds over six continents and three oceans, including Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. Among the 140 species discovered, researchers found four new sharks, including one with a blade-like snout. The African dwarf sawshark was found at...
By Terry Wade CURITIBA, Brazil -- In the latest battle between big business and biodiversity, the fate of a unique small, brown snail that lives in a place called Happy Valley on the west coast of New Zealand hangs in the balance. The battle over the snail, believed to be a unique species which is threatened by extinction, has been holding up the mining of millions of dollars of coal in the region. "This is a classic dilemma between economic development and environmental conservation. These...
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