Newly Discovered Sea Creatures Founded in Philippines

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A joint US – Philippines research expedition carrying out a study at the island of Luzon in the Philippines has discovered more than 300 species of land animals, plants and deep-sea creatures. Most significantly, 300 species are proved to be entirely new to science. Scientists from Philippine scientific institutions and California Academy of Sciences had a six-week expedition around reefs, rain forests and ocean floor with aim to discover the previously unknown species and research the biodiversity in Luzon. The academy scientists have stated, “The Philippines is one of the hottest of the hot spots for diverse and threatened life on Earth.” Here are some of the newly discovered sea creatures in this expedition.


This joint U.S.-Philippines research expedition has found out this small shark swelling by inflating its stomach with water. The expedition takes place in island of Luzon from April 26 to June 8

This joint U.S.-Philippines research expedition has found out this small shark swelling by inflating its stomach with water. The expedition takes place in island of Luzon from April 26 to June 8


A sea star species is recently founded in this occasion which only eats sunken driftwood

A sea star species is recently discovered in this occasion which only eats sunken driftwood


In the picture is a new mollusk species

In the picture is a new mollusk species


A new sea pen species was picked up

A new sea pen species


The sea slug has powerful toxins to fight against predators. It does not need any productive shells

The sea slug has powerful toxins to fight against predators. It does not need any productive shells


A likely new sea urchin species is newly discovered

A likely new sea urchin species is newly discovered


A likely new worm species was founded by the U.S.-Philippines research expedition

A likely new worm species was founded by the U.S.-Philippines research expedition


A newly discovered shark is shown by a member of research expedition in the Philippines. The research on biodiversity is carried out by the California Academy of Sciences and the University of the Philippines.

A newly discovered shark is shown by a member of research expedition in the Philippines. The research on biodiversity is carried out by the California Academy of Sciences and the University of the Philippines


A crab with needle-lined pincers was also discovered in hidden crevices

A crab with needle-lined pincers was also discovered in hidden crevices


The research team came across a new tree-shaped soft coral species in a rare area which are hardly reached by humans

The research team came across a new tree-shaped soft coral species in a rare area which are hardly approached by humans


Philippines’ Luzon Island is named the 15 largest islands on archipelago in the world

Philippines’ Luzon Island is named the 15 largest islands on archipelago in the world


A mollusk species has strange figure

A mollusk species has strange figure


Another sea slug species was founded by the U.S.-Philippines research expedition

Another sea slug species was discovered by the U.S.-Philippines research expedition

 

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This article was published on 2011/07/18