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New species found: walking catfish, Beelzebub bat and two-legged lizard
www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07-10-2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/11/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT by Red Badger

From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011. But threats to the region's biodiversity mean many of the new species are already struggling to survive, the conservation group warned. "The good news is new discoveries. The bad news is that it is getting harder and harder in the world of conservation and environmental sustainability," Nick Cox, manager of WWF-Greater Mekong's Species Programme, said.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: biodiversity; cryptobiology; laos; thailand; vietnam

Full descriptions at link in slideshow...................

1 posted on 07/11/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

2 posted on 07/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Red Badger

I find it weird that the World Wrestling Federation sends people out to look for these things.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 12:54:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Red Badger

Top one looks like a coney island white fish


4 posted on 07/11/2014 12:54:37 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is there a Ping List for this type of stuff?......................


5 posted on 07/11/2014 12:54:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

World Wrestling Federation changed their name..............They are now World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.................


6 posted on 07/11/2014 12:55:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger

The two-legged lizard . . . I know, she works upstairs in the White House.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 12:56:51 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: al baby

Well, at least it’s not a Fire Island white fish...................


8 posted on 07/11/2014 12:57:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger; Salamander; Tax-chick; Monkey Face; NoCmpromiz; Darksheare; NicknamedBob; ...

Snakes,
New creatures,
PING!!!!!


9 posted on 07/11/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Red Badger

I don’t like spiders and sneks. That green snek is crazy looking.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 1:00:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: al baby

LMAO good one boss!


11 posted on 07/11/2014 1:02:15 PM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: brooklyn dave

When I read the title, I was expecting a picture of Nobama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi walking together......


12 posted on 07/11/2014 1:09:41 PM PDT by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: tumblindice

Pit Viper, very dangerous. Looks evil...................


13 posted on 07/11/2014 1:11:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,263 replies. ...............)
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“But threats to the region’s biodiversity mean many of the new species are already struggling to survive, ...”

BLA BA BLA BA BLA BA BLA BA BLA!


14 posted on 07/11/2014 1:27:40 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: bgill

Crikey, a blooming two legged lizard 6.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 1:42:06 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: bgill
Beelzebub bat

16 posted on 07/11/2014 1:59:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

You’ve got the picture right. And she’s full of guano too.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 6:16:08 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Red Badger

Cryptobiology... there used to be, then the pingmeister left in disgust (perhaps four, or maybe even five, years ago), turned over the list to someone else who quickly lost interest. I’ve occasionally added a CB topic to GGG, if there’s some kind of paleontological or primatology angle.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GYPSY286

those three are still undefined species under the genus Idiotus Politicii


19 posted on 07/13/2014 6:56:56 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: Red Badger
That bat doesn't look any more like "the devil" than any little brown bat you'd find in your back yard! But then, I suppose to most people little brown bats look like "the devil" too.

Why does everyone associate bats with "the devil?" Because they fly at night? So do owls and whippoorwills. Because of Bram Stoker? Where are all the animal rights crazies and their charge of "speciesism" when it comes to bats?

Sorry. I used to be a member of Bat Conservation International and am an avid chiropterophile.

20 posted on 07/13/2014 7:25:45 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: Red Badger; All

Now does this look like a "devil" to you???

21 posted on 07/13/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: KC_Lion

See my posts 20 and 21. And no comments about that dreadful pony episode, please.


22 posted on 07/13/2014 11:00:14 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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We love bats here in Florida. People put up ‘bat houses’ like others do bird houses. Bats eat mosquitoes. We love anything that eats mosquitoes, especially bats and dragonflies......................Dragonflies eat them as both adults and in their larval stage in the water!.................


23 posted on 07/14/2014 6:21:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,263 replies. ...............)
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To: Red Badger
We love bats here in Florida. People put up ‘bat houses’ like others do bird houses. Bats eat mosquitoes.

I had a bat house on the east side of the home we moved from three years ago. And not a little one . . . it was supposed to be a "nursery" house for females to raise their pups. Unfortunately, I don't think a single bat ever lived in it. The wasps took it over.

24 posted on 07/14/2014 8:13:33 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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