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Scientists Find 24 New Species in Surinamese Rainforest
FoxNews.com ^ | June 04, 2007 | AP

Posted on 06/04/2007 4:00:04 PM PDT by quark

A frog with fluorescent purple markings and 12 kinds of dung beetles were among two dozen new species discovered in the remote plateaus of eastern Suriname, scientists said Monday.

The expedition was sponsored by two mining companies hoping to excavate the area for bauxite, the raw material used to make aluminum, and it was unknown how the findings would affect their plans.

Scientists discovered the species during a 2005 expedition led by the U.S.-based nonprofit Conservation International in rainforests and swamps about 80 miles southeast of Paramaribo, the capital of the South American country, organization spokesman Tom Cohen said.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ant; beetle; species
One of the dung beetles the scientists discovered:


1 posted on 06/04/2007 4:00:11 PM PDT by quark
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To: quark

24 new species? Impossible! The rainforest is decimated by evil corporations!


2 posted on 06/04/2007 4:04:32 PM PDT by Screamname (On this date in history; Al Gore invents the Algorithm)
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To: quark

Ok. They can find these tiny little creatures in very remote sparsely populated areas like Surinami and Brazil but they haven’t been able to produce a seven foot tall ape man in the Pacific Northwest which is covered extensively with roads, powerlines, pipelines and other human activity.

That’s why I don’t believe in Bigfoot.

Flame away Bigfoot believers.


3 posted on 06/04/2007 4:06:12 PM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: quark
The expedition was sponsored by two mining companies hoping to excavate the area for bauxite, the raw material used to make aluminum, and it was unknown how the findings would affect their plans.

WTF?

And how many nerds does it take to discover a new species?

4 posted on 06/04/2007 4:06:24 PM PDT by Thebaddog (My dogs are tired)
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To: quark

That must be what hell is like...Being re-incarnated as a Dung Beetle. Rolling up shiet for a living.


5 posted on 06/04/2007 4:06:26 PM PDT by Screamname (On this date in history; Al Gore invents the Algorithm)
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To: quark
I heard they found this creture there.


6 posted on 06/04/2007 4:07:57 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (We are the Orkin Men and it's time to kill the Islamofacist cockroaches)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Wrong thread, this is not the Democratic debate coverage photo highlight thread.


7 posted on 06/04/2007 4:11:50 PM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater

You have to admit. The predator creature looks like the love child of Hillary Clinton and Obama.


8 posted on 06/04/2007 4:25:08 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (We are the Orkin Men and it's time to kill the Islamofacist cockroaches)
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“There’s a place called the rainforest; it truly sucks a**.
Let’s knock it all down and get rid of it fast.
You say, “Save the rainforest,” but what do you know?
You’ve never been to the rainforest before.
Getting Gay With Kids is here!
To tell you things you might not like to hear.
You only fight these causes ‘cause caring sells.
All you activists can go f*** yourselves!
Someday if we work hard, boys and girls,
There’ll be no more rainforests left in the entire world!
Getting Gay With Kids is here!
To spread the word and bring you cheer. Yeah!
Getting Gay With Kids is here!
Let’s knock down the rainforest! What do you say?!
It’s totally gay! It’s totally gay!”

“Each year, the Rainforest is responsible for over three thousand deaths from accidents, attacks or illnesses. There are over seven hundred things in the Rainforest that cause cancer. Join the fight now and help stop the Rainforest before it’s too late.”


9 posted on 06/04/2007 4:29:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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“Being re-incarnated as a Dung Beetle. Rolling up shiet for a living”

Yeah...well that was the orginal Sisyphus story line until they cleaned it up. Up the hill, down the hill, up the hill....


10 posted on 06/04/2007 4:44:59 PM PDT by Covenantor (Amnesty, it's all over but the lying.)
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