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New Animal Species Found

  1. RKHenry profile image79
    RKHenryposted 8 years ago

    FYI:

    I thought maybe some of you might enjoy to learn that in Papua New Guinea.  A total of 50 spider species, two plants, three frogs and one gecko found on the expedition are believed to be new to science.
    Check out this site for more information and the complete story. 
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090325/ap_ … 82w2kPLBIF

    Very exciting times...

    1. sassychic profile image59
      sassychicposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sweet! smile big_smile

    2. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That is cool our earth never ever seems to stop amazing me..smile

      1. RKHenry profile image79
        RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I know.  The earth is a lot our own bodies.  It has a way of fixing itself.  You know, not only have they found new animal life, but plant life as well.  Maybe one of these new plants holds the cure for AIDS or Cancer.

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Oh yes! In the late 1950s-1960s, a newly discovered flower provided the cure for the leukemia that was suffered by Jungle Jack Hanna's youngest daughter.

        2. Bard of Ely profile image87
          Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Plant species are already known that cure cancer and AIDS. The Essiac herbal formula with Sheep's Sorrel as the main ingredient and Slippery Elm, Turkey Rhubarb and Burdock is used against cancer. Sutherlandia frutescens treats AIDS. Search on Essiac and Sutherlandia and you will find plenty of info!

          I would therefore suggest that it is a myth that cures for these diseases need to be found with more research when they already exist!

          1. RKHenry profile image79
            RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Hey.  Great lookin out.  Thanks for the info.  I was only aware that AIDS was still a death sentence eventually.  With this cure, I guess kids can stop worrying about dying from AIDS.

            Hey, look here teenagers- the worse thing you can get when you have unprotected sex is a STD or a BABY.

            The Sutherlandia plant TREATS AIDS?  Where's the cure you mentioned?

            1. Bard of Ely profile image87
              Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Google the terms Essiac and Sutherlandia for more info?

  2. ngureco profile image87
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Great find. Our environment is still health.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    I've been reading about 1000s of new species discovered in the last 6 months. Either we could not see them, or we have new ones because of climate change. Either is possible.

    1. RKHenry profile image79
      RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yeah, I never thought about the climate change thing.  Good catch!  What are some of the new species you've found?

  4. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    Small animal life, including insects, sea-going inverebrates, small amphibians.

    1. RKHenry profile image79
      RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This is a good thing.  I think the discovery of new animal life forms is amazing.

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    Me, too. Here's a Google News link for some of them:

    http://news.google.com/news?q=new+anima … p;ct=title

  6. RKHenry profile image79
    RKHenryposted 8 years ago

    The new green tree frog found is all the rage!

  7. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    That algae that blooms with the neurotoxins yikes now thats skeery sad

  8. Miranda Rights profile image61
    Miranda Rightsposted 8 years ago

    It's a timely reminder that life will go on and continue to evolve whether we're here to stir the pot or not. Fascintating stuff.

  9. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    They are still discovering new species on the small and highly populated island I live on - a grasshopper was discovered the other year and several plant species have been named as new.

    Whilst this is all well and good, the sad fact is that many more species are become extinct due to people and often I wonder if animals and plants being discovered is a good thing or a bad one? Often it turns out very badly for the animal or plant and it is easily observable that the places where animals and plants do best is where people don't go at all!

 
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