May 8, 2013

1000 new species discovered in New Guinea

Over 1000 new species have been discovered in Papua New Guinea. The research spanned a decade and included the discovery of the Turquoise ‘dragon’ and an 8 foot river shark. A great deal of Papua New Guinea’s rainforest has been destroyed in the last 40 years, but this study shows the enormous amount of biodiversity in New Guinea’s rainforests and the importance of protecting them.



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