#1
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/22/biodiversity.new.species/index.html

Yes, many more than that get discovered each year, but these ones are sometimes completely different than anything we've seen yet. I just think this is pretty interesting, so I thought I'd share it.



This one is really interesting to me, I wonder what that big blob is for.
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#2
That's.... odd. But pretty cool.
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#4
misleading title of the article. the discovery of new species will not have any effect on the biodiversity problem.

appart from that, pretty cool story sir.
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Well, look at it
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#9
the dracula minnow isnt anything new? been photos and recordings of it for a fair while =S
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#11
Should have just made the thread about the mushroom >_>
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#12
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I wonder what that big blob is for.

Its for seeing. Its called an "eye."
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Its for seeing. Its called an "eye."

Funny guy.

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http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/22/biodiversity.new.species/index.html

Yes, many more than that get discovered each year, but these ones are sometimes completely different than anything we've seen yet. I just think this is pretty interesting, so I thought I'd share it.



This one is really interesting to me, I wonder what that big blob is for.


That big blob is probably one of it's eyes.

EDIT: After your compelling paint job... it's still probably one of it's eyes.
#16
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*eye?*




No.


Why would such a tiny animal have eyes angled like that when it needs to look out for its predators?
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#17
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Funny guy.

*img*


The dot you're pointing at looks more lake a nose opening to me...
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That big blob is probably one of it's eyes.

EDIT: After your compelling paint job... it's still probably one of it's eyes.

Didn't think it'd have an eye that big.
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No.


Why would such a tiny animal have eyes angled like that when it needs to look out for its predators?

Whatever, I have more important things to focus on. Get your kicks.
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Didn't think it'd have an eye that big.



Minnows have large eyes in order to see predators and prey better. As a rule, aquatic creatures that require sight generally have larger eyes than non-aquatic creatures because you obviously lose a lot of light as you get deeper under water. It's SCIENCE.

All hail SCIENCE!
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Minnows have large eyes in order to see predators and prey better. As a rule, aquatic creatures that require sight generally have larger eyes than non-aquatic creatures because you obviously lose a lot of light as you get deeper under water. It's SCIENCE.

All hail SCIENCE!

Fucking science, how does it work?
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#24
I originally thought the article meant that the spider it has there weaves individual silk threads 1 meter in diameter. After researching it, I found out how mistaken I was, but also I found this:
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what's that from??

i've seen that before
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#26
animals at the bottom of the ocean either have MASSIVE eyes or no (functioning) eyes at all.


actually the strange texture of the *eye* makes me think it might be a sort of ear, that can detect very small movements in the water near it.


EDIT:


found in a stream. There goes my theory.
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what's that from??

i've seen that before

Warcraft III, WoW.
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Warcraft III, WoW.

riiiiiiight, i remember now..

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#32
Makes you wonder how many species have gone extinct already that we wont even know about...

especially all the billions of insects and small amphibians/reptiles birds etc.
#33
Awesome. Although, the lack of biodiversity isn't exactly great, the new species are pretty cool. Nice find.
#34
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That picture looks like it was taken with an electron microscope, which leads me to believe it is a very small fish. So it probably only has rudimentary eyes.


It's only 17mm long, according to this:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2009/march/dracula-minnow-has-teeth-almost28552.html

It's 17mm long. Plus, the stained pictures make it look almost certain the large ball is an eye.
#35
Yeah, it's an eye. I didn't think there was much thought process involved.

Surprised you guys didn't talk even talk about the one that looks like the pokemon who always ate that fellow on the rocket team.


No talk about the killer sponge either, huh?

That's more badass than a minnow.
#36
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Yeah, it's an eye. I didn't think there was much thought process involved.

Surprised you guys didn't talk even talk about the one that looks like the pokemon who always ate that fellow on the rocket team.


No talk about the killer sponge either, huh?

That's more badass than a minnow.


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