40+ Species Discovered in Crater of Volcano

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A team of scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea found more than 40 previously unidentified species when they climbed into the kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi and explored a pristine jungle habitat teeming with life that has evolved in isolation since the volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. In a remarkably rich haul from just five weeks of exploration, the biologists discovered 16 frogs which have never before been recorded by science, at least three new fish, a new bat and a giant rat, which may turn out to be the biggest in the world.

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8 Responses to 40+ Species Discovered in Crater of Volcano

  1. Amazing how a bird cand live in such conditions.

  2. teddy says:

    how cuteee….!

  3. Daniel says:

    Hi Zaxy,

    I’ve been following this website for some time. It really is inspiring. Every time I feel stressed or feel bad I surf to this website to acknowledge the world is bigger and more meaningful than the things I feel bad about. It makes me want to broaden my horizon, to discover the things that still are to be discovered, my world and the planet we live on.
    This website shows there’s so much more to life even when we thought we knew it all. It’s refreshing, it’s inspiring, it’s simply making me feel good.
    Thank you for that.

    All the best,
    Daniel

  4. Sydney says:

    So glad there are new things to discover considering the rate at which we are destroying things.

  5. doctorcrankenstein says:

    I find it fascinating that considering how long we have been here and all our current technology that there are still places to explore and things to discover.

  6. Alex says:

    Wow, just amazing how this world lives without our influences isn’t it?

  7. hbliss23 says:

    That’s amazing! You always think that we’ve found all of our animals on Earth, but we’re not even close. Imagine what lurks in the ocean especially. I wish I could be a part of the group of scientists who find new species under the ocean.

    Also, just imagine how big some species are under the ocean. Ever heard of “The Bloop”? :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Good to know some species can at least hide from us savage humans who destroy every thing pity about our poor rhinos could not find a place to hide from the chines poachers

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