Skip to comments.NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found
Posted on 10/27/2009 1:45:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono
NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found
The newfound blind cave fish Milyeringa veritas, seen above, inhabits the same Cape Range aquifers as a blind cave eel found during the same survey of Australia's underground habitats.
The only blind cave fish known in Australia, the 2-inch-long (5.1-centimeter-long) species is "remarkably versatile," living in freshwater or seawater in underground coastal regions during various stages of its life, researchers say."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...
This newfound blind cave eel has no need for eyes in its underground habitat, a trait shared by most of the new subterranean creatures recently discovered in Australia.
At 16 inches (40 centimeters) long, the rare eel--found in aquifers along the Cape Range mountains (see map)--is the longest underground species known in Australia, researchers said.
This newfound, 0.1-inch-long (3-millimeter-long) juvenile plant hopper in the Hemipteran genus feeds on sap from underground plant roots.
During a recent four-year survey of Australia's subterranean critters, researchers endured 105-degree-Fahrenheit (40-degree-Celsius) heat, monitor lizards and brown snakes cozying up to research sites, and hydrogen sulfide gas venting from sinkholes, team member Steve Cooper, of the South Australian Museum, said in October 2009.
Clasping a woodlouse leg, this unnamed species of blind pseudoscorpion was discovered living in the air spaces above groundwater in aquifers.
The 0.1-inch-long (3-millimeter-long) animal is one of many of the scorpion-like arachnids found during a recent scientific survey, which identified just a fifth of the as-yet unknown species believed to exist in Australia's underground, scientists say.
Chastity Bono's been on a bit of a downward spiral lately, no?
Can’t even scroll in peace. You owe me one Salma Hayek or Scarlett Johannson.
Who is that Alex Jones in drag?
Dude, what kind of sites are you trolling that you would come up with a picture like that???????????
· Discover · Nat Geographic · Texas AM Anthro News · Yahoo Anthro & Archaeo · Google ·
· The Archaeology Channel · Excerpt, or Link only? · cgk's list of ping lists ·
When younger I was an avid caver. A biology professor and caving adviser studied cave beetles had thousands of them.
They are generally different species in different caves and even different species in the same cave at different locations.
And - let me guess - they're all endangered.
......And - let me guess - they’re all endangered.....
Ha.... In so far as I know, there are no efforts to preserve the habitats of rare cave beetles.
The habitat preservation efforts, that would be providing cave entrances with barred gates, are for the protection of endangered bats.
Ordinary cavers are barred from these premesis. Only the elite cavers are provided entry.
Find any American voters down there?
Bob Beckel in semi-drag...