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An expedition to a tiny island in the South Pacific’s Republic of Vanatu has yielded hundreds of new species, including possibly 1000 new species of crab.

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Squat lobster

153 scientists from 20 countries participated in the survey of Espiritu Santo in the South Pacific, scouring caves, mountains, reefs, shallows, and forests collecting species. Out of over 10,000 species collected, the researchers are predicting that as many as 2000 may be previously unknown to the scientific community. Some pics from the National Geographic story are below, but we encourage you to visit this article and this article for more in depth descriptions of the creatures.

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Pink limpet snails

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Sundial snail (already known to science, but too sweet to leave out)

Many, many, many more pics below the fold…

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Cicada

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Sea snail

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Different squat lobster

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Snapping shrimp

And now for the crabs….
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Pom pom or boxer crab

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Unidentified crab

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Coral guard crab

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Common hairy crab

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Two horn box crab

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Spider crab

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Feather star crab

Comments

  1. #1 Kevin Z
    December 3, 2008

    Wicked Cool!! The colors are astonishing. Awesome find Bleimans.

  2. #2 Anita
    December 3, 2008

    I gasped aloud. Wonderful, amazing, superb!!! Really great timing for me as I’m currently reading Measuring the World.
    Holy crap I want to go adventuring now! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  3. #3 ym
    December 3, 2008

    unbelievably beautiful, the wonder of it all…

  4. #4 Gordon
    December 3, 2008

    I’m blown away!

  5. #5 Jess Beaner
    December 3, 2008

    OMG that is just unbelievable! how amazing!

    jess
    http://www.anonymity.at.tc

  6. #6 Jesse
    December 3, 2008

    Fuck me.. you idiots.. red lobster and the japanese are all now sending representives on a “scounting” trip to this island as we speak.. i fucking hate people.. let these creatures be man

  7. #7 Jenbug
    December 3, 2008

    The colors and shapes are so festive!

    Although they dropped the ball on naming the ‘Common Hairy Crab.’ I don’t know how you can look at something like that and make that judgement–IT’S HAIRY. And TERRIFYING.

    I kind of wish I could go into biology just so I could discover something and give it an apropos name, like they did with the Vampire Squid from Hell. Now THAT’S accurate!

  8. #8 Arachnophile
    December 3, 2008

    Those are some pretty critters. I’m just so glad that Inverts are finally getting their due. Thank you E.O. Wilson! ;)

  9. #9 joezeon
    December 3, 2008

    Excellent Post!

  10. #10 sean
    December 4, 2008

    “somebody went under a dock
    and there they saw a squat…
    it wasn’t a squat… it was a squat LOBSTER!!!
    squat lobstaaaaaa”

  11. #11 Bill Bennett
    December 4, 2008

    I’m disappointed by the spirit of white european cultural imperialism displayed by the entire perspective of this article. Vanuatu has been inhabited for centuries and these species are known to the locals. These are not “new species” at all, they are simply species that european paradigm trained so-called scientists had not seen before.

    Calling them new and calling this a discover would be like if I went to New Mexico and then claimed to have discovered a previously unknown new world.

  12. #12 Andrew
    December 4, 2008

    mmm. Some of those look delicious!

  13. #13 numlok
    December 4, 2008

    [quote: Bill Bennett] “These are not ‘new species’ at all, they are simply species that european paradigm trained so-called scientists had not seen before.”

    You’re probably right on some counts, but it’s still a shame none of the locals ever felt inclined to share this “common knowledge” with the “outside world” at any point during these centuries. Even a quick sketch and description on a basic note-card would have surely been appreciated.

    As an aside… Wow! I just discovered sour grapes!

  14. #14 G Felis
    December 4, 2008

    I don’t know whether Bill Bennett is an actual idiot or is spoofing an idiot, but either way I feel compelled to drop a clue bomb. Here’s a hint, Billy boy: The phrase “new to science” means new… TO SCIENCE!!! Yes, anyone who lived on this island probably already knew about many or even all of these creatures. But the rest of the world didn’t. Unless those people were actually sharing that knowledge with the wider community of scientific inquiry – publishing species descriptions, engaging in cladistic analysis designed to find the place of these species in the web of life, etc. – then their knowledge was in no way part of the world of science.

    To scoff at “so-called scientists” in this manner makes about as much sense at scoffing at “so-called pilots” who fly airplanes. People who fly airplanes are pilots, and people who participate in the community of scientific inquiry are scientists. The residents of Espiritu Santo (which probably has a much better name in the local language, so I think that using the lame-ass Spanish name IS an actual example of cultural imperialism, as opposed to your idiotic accusation) certainly do know all sorts of things about their local flora and fauna. Moreover, their collective wisdom and experience about their ecosystem is indeed knowledge. And I’d bet that the investigating scientists relied upon their local guides a great deal, and credit them in their work, and talk incessantly about how awesome they were – because I’ve read lots of papers and listened to a lot of presentations, and my consistent experience is that field researchers both have and display enormous respect for the locals who help them in their research. But none of that changes the fact that the knowledge of the locals is not scientific knowledge if it is (a) isolated from the wider community of scientific inquiry, and (b) not actually scientific in any other discernible way (which, to be honest, is generally the case with local knowledge from *anywhere*, not just isolated, non-Western parts of the world).

  15. #15 Huey Dohlar Feefty
    December 4, 2008

    Pink limpet snails

    ….

    :)

  16. #16 Roy
    December 4, 2008

    Gorgeous!

  17. #17 subcorpus
    December 4, 2008

    very nice …
    so what are you gonna call ‘em … ???

  18. #18 Zelly
    December 4, 2008

    Amazing variety on crabs…..awesome to see them lined up like this.

  19. #19 alteran1
    December 4, 2008

    its Vanuatu, not Vanatu, just saying

    but great article

  20. #20 zay?flama
    December 4, 2008

    very interesting and very nice

  21. #21 C
    December 4, 2008

    Yep…thre goes Vanuatu. The Japs are undoubtedly already on their way.

    Fucking eating of animals has to stop or WE ALL DIE.

  22. #22 Baratos
    December 4, 2008

    I have seen that unidentified crab before. He was in one of my nightmares. Jesus that thing is freaky.

  23. #23 Martin
    December 4, 2008

    The third crab from the top looks like a snail!!

  24. #24 Christie
    December 4, 2008

    WOW some of those are really neat!

  25. #25 ArZ
    December 4, 2008

    Now lets make it a nucleab bomb testing sie

  26. #26 Dave H
    December 4, 2008

    I must say, the readers of this blog are not very scientific. Sad, since it is a science related blog.

  27. #27 jackalopemonger
    December 4, 2008

    Yeah, Dave H. How dare people read a blog post purely for enjoyment’s sake. The nerve!

  28. #28 Phil C
    December 4, 2008

    You guys: eating has to stop or WE ALL DIE.

  29. #29 James
    December 4, 2008

    Evolution works in many amazing ways.

  30. #30 mad the swine
    December 4, 2008

    “The phrase “new to science” means new… TO SCIENCE!!”

    The fact that you define Western science as science itself proves, I think, Bennett’s point.

  31. #31 Martin
    December 4, 2008

    Um, can you please explain what you mean by “western” science? I’m so confused.

    As a clue I should perhaps mention that the 6000 scientists participating in LHC experiment (you might have heard about it) are from 70 different countries.

  32. #32 Some Guy
    December 4, 2008

    So, being a greentard means you get to be a racist?

    The anti-Japanese comments here are pretty damned offensive.

  33. #33 G Felis
    December 4, 2008

    mad the swine: I would say what Martin said, but I’d probably have been meaner about it because your comment is so very stupid.

    I will also say that most of the working scientists I know personally have names like Ramachandran and Yu. Damn Westerners and their Western science!

    *sigh*

  34. #34 Kevin K
    December 4, 2008

    (linkback) Wow! or Meh? Thousands of New Species Discovered on Tiny Island [VOTE] – http://www.thriveorfail.com/82f24

  35. #35 Shandooga
    December 4, 2008

    Wow. Evolution can do such great stuff–despite the fact that it has neither form nor intelligence. Hmmm.

  36. #36 Becca
    December 4, 2008

    I like the hairy crab!

  37. #37 Drakvil
    December 4, 2008

    Shandooga – you’re such a troll. With the utter miscomprehension of biology and evolutionary theory you’ve displayed over the years, is there really any call for you be on science blogs when you know that no one here will agree with you or appreciate your misguided ID/creationist arguments?

  38. #38 Jenbug
    December 4, 2008

    WTF is going on with this post? Suddenly it’s like a PZ Myers comment thread up in here. Why the hate, trolls?

    Keep doing what you’re doing, Bleimans. Your irreverent and entertaining take on zoology and all its forms is a breath of fresh air–you are the Daily Show/Colbert Report of Scientific news!

  39. #39 dk
    December 4, 2008

    “Wow. Evolution can do such great stuff–despite the fact that it has neither form nor intelligence. Hmmm.”

    Evolution is something that just happens. The animals that had traits better suited to survival in this environment lived long enough to pass on these traits to their offspring. In many instances, one of these traits it something that is referred to as ‘camouflage’.

  40. #40 PatriotG
    December 4, 2008

    Absolutley amazing. The diversity is incredible. Mother Earth is truly fantastic. If man werent such a pillager, this planet could go on for millenia.

  41. #41 Douglas
    December 4, 2008

    Fascinating pictures and creatures. Also fascinating how many are posting from the very narrow perspective of their own biases.
    BTW, PatriotG, the planet will go on on and for many, many millenia. Possibly a few billion years. Well after man disappears from the face of the earth.

  42. #42 Douglas
    December 4, 2008

    Oh, and for the idiot who thought the locals already knew about these creatures. I highly doubt they were aware of creatures found 150 meters under the water offshore.

  43. #43 Martin
    December 4, 2008

    “If man werent such a pillager, this planet could go on for millenia.”

    If men didn’t fucking whine so much and actually got off their asses and tried to solve the problems we faced, it would likewise also go on for millennia.

    ID-trolls: If there’s an intelligent designer, then why are you so fucking stupid?

  44. #44 Pat
    December 4, 2008

    Amazing find! Thanks for sharing guys. I think my favorite is the Coral Guard Crab. So delicate, and the coloring…oh! Second place goes to the Pink Limpet snails.

    ***

    Sean, shame on you for the LOBSTAAAAA song that is now stuck in my head. But I think that was in my Karma (from last time I mentioned the Rock Lobsta!) ;-D

  45. #45 Mr Jerk
    December 4, 2008

    The all look soooooo delicious!

  46. #46 Benny
    December 4, 2008

    You know what I really hate? Capers! People put them in recipes to make them taste better but they just make the whole dish taste like capers. Seriously, enough with the capers!

  47. #47 Anonymous
    December 4, 2008

    Wow, such hostility. It’s a real shame that you’d all rather fight about who found them first or why they are there than to just stop and appreciate the magnificent species many of us are seeing for the first time. When conserving nature becomes more important than nature itself, what’s the point? Look for the beauty in life, be thankful you can see it before its gone.

  48. #48 Ditch Digger
    December 4, 2008

    I want to be the first to eat one of each of these species.

  49. #49 Katie
    December 4, 2008

    These comments take me back to childhood.

    (@Benny: They just taste like little balls of vinegar tar. Sick.)

  50. #50 IPv6Freely
    December 4, 2008

    Hmm, I have a pompom crab in my aquarium… so I don’t think I’d call it a new species… heh.

  51. #51 David Plumb
    December 4, 2008

    I love this blog.

  52. #52 alan
    December 4, 2008

    I hate capers too! And I hate anybody who’s willing to have anything to do with them. And while I’m at it, I suggest we take down the Bleiman brothers for providing a forum for their mention.

  53. #53 Daco
    December 4, 2008

    All I can think about is how delicious these animals might be. I love seafood.

  54. #54 ym
    December 5, 2008

    I moved to New Mexico 6 years ago and it really is a bit like [quote: Bill Bennett] a “previously unknown new world,” at least to someone from Connecticut.

  55. #55 Biochem Grad
    December 5, 2008

    1) Bright colors are tip offs of 2 types of animals… poisonous, and VERY posionous. There are immitators of course, but the smart play is to stay the heck away from anything this brilliant in nature… ESPECIALLY small ones. They can only “brag” and stand out if they are deadly serious, or Maverick-level poker players. You wanta eat them? Have at it… but keep your Final Will & Testement in your wallet. ;)

    2) If the extinction of many species has taight us anything, it’s that EVERYTHING changes. Extinction is just part of the world, just like birth and death of individual creatures. It happens… don’t demonize a nature process. If you have ANY chance of “saving” these rare species, its NOT for ignoring them, it’s from documenting as much as possible about them, decoding their DNA and epigenomics, and investigating what proteins/genes make them so unique. If you have full, well-preserved DNA from an animal, it is very likely you can recreate it in the future… once their gone, and the DNA is degraded, chances drop off quickly. well-preserved if key though, which is why recreating Mammoths, Dodos, and other relatively “recent” extinctions may be possible, though unlikely.

    If any animal has a real shot at comeing back from extinction, my money’s on the Cheetah or some other well-preserved animal that we have modern samples from… not from an animla that’s been extinct for 100+ years and we’re hoping some fragments of recovered DNA will be viable.

    Just my $0.02.

  56. #56 Lilyana
    December 7, 2008

    Wonderfull.it’s nice

  57. #57 bBear
    December 9, 2008

    Truly, the exotic South Pacific. Wonderful site & blog.

  58. #58 Phyllis Grange
    December 9, 2008

    Thanks for the tip about Daniel Kehlmann’s book, (Measuring the World). I just reserved it at my library.

    This is a beautiful site. I am a retired biology teacher, and I always wanted to go on an adventure like this — find a new insect in South America, and name it after me! Now, at 70 years old, I appreciate the vicarious pleasure. Thanks for the site.

  59. #59 Mrs Tilton
    December 10, 2008

    Those limpet snails, the binomial nomenclature is Jimmyhattus vanuatuensis, right?

    Some Guy,

    So, being a greentard means you get to be a racist? The anti-Japanese comments here are pretty damned offensive

    To say nothing of the anti-crappy-cheap-American-corporate-frozen-seafood-chain-restaurant comments.

    Seriously, I don’t see any anti-Japanese comments upthread. I do see comments criticising the Japanese habit of killing and eating endangered species. If it were Belgians or Botswanans that hunt whales under the cynical cover of “research”, those comments would have referred to the Belgians or Botswanans instead.

    Oh, and one other thing. I’m no tree-hugger, indeed I’m fairly easily annoyed by some sorts of environmentalist. But even so, your use of “greentard” tells me pretty reliably that you have nothing to say worth listening to.

  60. #60 Rupesh
    December 12, 2008

    Utlimate site. Definitely its rare findings. How much need to find this indefinite world of nature?

  61. #61 clee
    December 16, 2008

    That is sooo beautiful. I wish I became a scientist, discovering new species must be the greatest experience ever.

  62. #62 Steff Z
    January 6, 2009

    The poor pom-pom crab!
    It looks so off-balance and forlorn without its tiny pet anemones in its mitts.

    Those guys live pretty shallow; I bet the locals knew about them.

    Very cool animals. (But I miss the missing anemones.)

  63. #63 Dr Radcliffe
    March 27, 2009

    I wonder what other lige forms are out there at he bottom of ocean

  64. #64 Daniel Knight
    April 16, 2009

    Wow, and yet atheists would have us believe there is no God and many agnostics would have creationists vilified for not being doubtful! Truly they are blind!

    “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'” – Matthew 23:16

  65. #65 maket
    April 22, 2009

    thanks for post

  66. #66 minelsan
    April 22, 2009

    thank you

  67. #67 neon
    April 22, 2009

    there really any call for you be on science blogs when you know that no one here will agree with you.

  68. #68 travesti
    May 13, 2009

    thank you

  69. #69 ym
    May 14, 2009

    DK: Huh?

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    June 4, 2009

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  71. #71 prefabrik
    June 13, 2009

    Yeah, Dave H. How dare people read a blog post purely for enjoyment’s sake. The nerve…

  72. #72 su deposu
    June 13, 2009

    thank you

  73. #73 kabin
    June 13, 2009

    Shandooga – you’re such a troll. With the utter miscomprehension of biology and evolutionary theory you’ve displayed over the years, is there really any call for you be on science blogs when you know that no one here will agree with you or appreciate your misguided ID/creationist arguments?

  74. #74 prefabrik
    June 13, 2009

    That is sooo beautiful. I wish I became a scientist, discovering new species must be the greatest experience ever.

  75. #75 konteyner
    June 13, 2009

    That is so beautiful. I wish I became a scientist, discovering new species must be the greatest experience ever.

  76. #76 as konteyner yapı
    June 13, 2009

    I wonder what other lige forms are out there at he bottom of ocean screen

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    June 13, 2009

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    June 13, 2009

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  82. #82 lezbiyen
    June 16, 2009

    I wonder what other lige forms are out there at he bottom of ocean screen

  83. #83 Raxy Teng
    June 27, 2009

    OMG!
    1000 new spicies?
    Interesting…
    There are lots of animals, spicies that we dont know

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    August 14, 2009

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  85. #85 Travestimalija
    August 23, 2009

    These are not ‘new species’ at all, they are simply species that european paradigm trained so-called scientists had not seen before.”

    You’re probably right on some counts, but it’s still a shame none of the locals ever felt inclined to share this “common knowledge” with the “outside world” at any point during these centuries. Even a quick sketch and description on a basic note-card would have surely been appreciated.

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    September 12, 2009

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    You’re probably right on some counts, but it’s still a shame none of the locals ever felt inclined to share this “common knowledge” with the “outside world” at any point during these centuries. Even a quick sketch and description on a basic note-card would have surely been appreciated.

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    May 30, 2010

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  108. #108 nakliyat
    June 20, 2010

    TO SCIENCE!!! Yes, anyone who lived on this island probably already knew about many or even all of these creatures. But the rest of the world didn’t. Unless those people were actually sharing that knowledge with the wider community of scientific inquiry – publishing species descriptions, engaging in cladistic analysis designed to find the place of these species in the web of life, etc. – then their knowledge was in no way part of the world of science

  109. #109 evden eve nakliyat
    June 22, 2010

    The poor pom-pom crab!
    It looks so off-balance and forlorn without its tiny pet anemones in its mitts.

    Those guys live pretty shallow; I bet the locals knew about them.

    Very cool animals. (But I miss the missing anemones.)

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    June 28, 2010

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  111. #111 evden eve nakliyat
    July 18, 2010

    Hi .. To scoff at “so-called scientists” in this manner makes about as much sense at scoffing at “so-called pilots” who fly airplanes. People who fly airplanes are pilots, and people who participate in the community of scientific inquiry are scientists. The residents of Espiritu Santo (which probably has a much better name in the local language, so I think that using the lame-ass Spanish name IS an actual example of cultural imperialism, as opposed to your idiotic accusation) certainly do know all sorts of things about their local flora and fauna. Moreover, their collective wisdom and experience about their ecosystem is indeed knowledge… Tnx All ..

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  113. #113 esenyurt
    July 22, 2010

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  114. #114 esenyurt
    July 22, 2010

    Yeah, Dave H. How dare people read a blog post purely for enjoyment’s sake. The nerve…

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    July 24, 2010

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  120. #120 konteyner
    August 9, 2010

    Then you have the enthusiasts who enjoy upgrading their PC and enjoy all the mods and the stuff like that and thats where I fit in. While people find it like work to upgrade their PC I find it really fun to customise my rig….. just wish’d I didn’t feel shame for enjoying it and wasting my life indoors playing games seeing as life is short and my g/f always makes me feel like a major geek.

  121. #121 prefabrik
    August 9, 2010

    Then you have the enthusiasts who enjoy upgrading their PC and enjoy all the mods and the stuff like that and thats where I fit in prefabrik

  122. #122 kabin
    August 10, 2010

    Seriously, I don’t see any anti-Japanese comments upthread. I do see comments criticising the Japanese habit of killing and eating endangered species. If it were Belgians or Botswanans that hunt whales under the cynical cover of “research”, those comments would have referred to the Belgians or Botswanans instead.

  123. #123 panjur tamiri
    August 10, 2010

    panjurcu

  124. #124 kabin
    August 10, 2010

    certainly do know all sorts of things about their local flora and fauna. Moreover, their collective wisdom and experience about their ecosystem is indeed knowledge… Tnx All

  125. #125 film izle
    August 12, 2010

    I don’t know whether Bill Bennett is an actual idiot or is spoofing an idiot, but either way I feel compelled to drop a clue bomb. Here’s a hint, Billy boy: The phrase “new to science” means new… TO SCIENCE!!! Yes, anyone who lived on this island probably already knew about many or even all of these creatures. But the rest of the world didn’t. Unless those people were actually sharing that knowledge with the wider community of scientific inquiry – publishing species descriptions, engaging in cladistic analysis designed to find the place of these species in the web of life, etc. – then their knowledge was in no way part of the world of science.
    You’re probably right on some counts, but it’s still a shame none of the locals ever felt inclined to share this “common knowledge” with the “outside world” at any point during these centuries. Even a quick sketch and description on a basic note-card would have surely been appreciated.

  126. #126 kabin
    August 17, 2010

    TO SCIENCE!!! Yes, anyone who lived on this island probably already knew about many or even all of these creatures. But the rest of the world didn’t. Unless those people were

  127. #127 promosyon
    August 19, 2010

    Yeah, Dave H. How dare people read a blog post purely for enjoyment’s sake. The nerve…

  128. #128 Proweb
    August 20, 2010

    I wish both you and your investors success in the execution of your ambitious and exciting plans.

  129. #129 ankara nakliye
    August 21, 2010

    Why the hate, trolls?

    Keep doing what you’re doing, Bleimans. Your irreverent and entertaining take on zoology and all its forms is a breath of fresh air–you are the Daily Show/Colbert Report of Scientific news

  130. #130 Buz
    August 23, 2010

    possibility of sharing and social solidarity at a level just fine

  131. #131 ankara evden eve
    August 23, 2010

    doing what you’re doing, Bleimans. Your irreverent and entertaining take on zoology and all its forms is a breath of fresh air–you are the Daily Show/Colbert Report of Scientific

  132. #132 zalayeta
    August 25, 2010

    TO SCIENCE!!! Yes, anyone who lived on this island probably already knew about many or even all of these creatures

  133. #133 prefabricated
    August 26, 2010

    en 1915 dos soldados fueron hospitalizados al mismo tiempo a causa una neumonia, en el mismo hospital de Katowits, en bohemia. los dos habian nac

  134. #134 film izle
    August 28, 2010

    I’m disappointed by the spirit of white european cultural imperialism displayed by the entire perspective of this article. Vanuatu has been inhabited for centuries and these species are known to the locals. These are not “new species” at all, they are simply species that european paradigm trained so-called scientists had not seen before.

  135. #135 evden eve nakliye
    August 28, 2010

    doing what you’re doing, Bleimans. Your irreverent and entertaining take on zoology and all its forms is a breath of fresh air–you are the Daily Show/Colbert Report of Scientifi

  136. #136 rap izle
    August 29, 2010

    Although they dropped the ball on naming the ‘Common Hairy Crab.’ I don’t know how you can look at something like that and make that judgement–IT’S HAIRY. And TERRIFYING.

  137. #137 jigolo
    September 14, 2010

    Yeah, Dave H. How dare people read a blog post purely for enjoyment’s sake. The nerve..

  138. #138 havuz
    September 15, 2010

    doing what you’re doing, Bleimans. Your irreverent and entertaining take on zoology and all its forms is a breath of fresh air–you are the Daily Show/Colbert Report of Scientifi

  139. #139 su deposu
    September 16, 2010

    this article. Vanuatu has been inhabited for centuries and these species are known to the locals. These are not “new species” at all, they are simply species that european paradig

  140. #140 konteyner
    September 30, 2010

    préparer entre deux messages. ”

    I think companies like Facebook and Gmail from the moment they use the content posted by their clients consider it as available material to be used by them, in the same way Le Lay thinks he owns the brains of the TV viewers.

    To follow-up on with the concepts of your bright analysis, Le Lay has perfectly stated that the process is an invasion of privacy, in the very same way you mention it in your essay and Mr. Le Lay believes his job is to make the invasion a little more agreable, painless. facebook and the like by giving us a

  141. #141 kabin
    October 3, 2010

    Your irreverent and entertaining take on zoology and all its forms is a breath of fresh air–you are the Daily Show/Colbert Report of Scientifi

  142. Yes, anyone who lived on this island probably already knew about many or even all of these creatures

  143. #143 film izle
    October 11, 2010

    What cute things …. I wish they always stayed so tiny. Maybe then, my mother let my supply at home.

  144. #144 film izle
    October 11, 2010

    aa What cute things …. I wish they always stayed so tiny. Maybe then, my mother let my supply at home.sa

  145. #145 perde
    October 14, 2010

    Your irreverent and entertaining take on zoology and all its forms is a breath of fresh air

  146. #146 Umit Erdal
    October 15, 2010

    All the comments starting from 71 are spam/fake comments.

  147. #147 koltuk yıkama
    October 17, 2010

    Although they dropped the ball on naming the ‘Common Hairy Crab.’ I don’t know how you can look at something like that and make that judgement

  148. #148 konteyner
    October 23, 2010

    Trust me, it is good, I played it over a year ago on the 360. Sony is done, and if it wasn’t for that utter piece of garbage called the Wii, it would destroy Sony for good in the gaming business. http://www.kartalprefabrik.com

  149. #149 prefabrik
    October 23, 2010

    360. Sony is done, and if it wasn’t for that utter piece of garbage called the Wii, it would destroy Sony for good in the gaming business. http://www.prefabrik.com

  150. #150 porno
    October 26, 2010

    Trust me, it is good, I played it over a year ago on the 360. Sony is done, and if it wasn’t for that utter piece of garbage called the Wii, it would destroy Sony for good in the gaming business.

  151. #151 ankara evden eve
    October 27, 2010

    and if it wasn’t for that utter piece of garbage called the Wii, it would destroy Sony for good in the gaming business

  152. #152 zayifla
    October 30, 2010

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  153. #153 konteyner
    November 2, 2010

    Trust me, it is good, I played it over a year ago on the 360. Sony is done, and if it wasn’t for that utter piece of garbage called the Wii, it would destroy Sony for good in the gaming business.

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  154. #154 prefabrik
    November 2, 2010

    the expand button appeared as u said but the same problem already exist … only the included part is appearing and no intersection happen

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  155. #155 swinger
    November 9, 2010

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  156. #156 konteyner
    November 11, 2010

    While my colleagues and I have enjoyed looking around Mozilla Labs, we couldn’t help but notice how closely the test tube image at the top of this blog post resembles a used condom. It had us all rather confused for quite a while.
    http://www.konteyner.com.tr

  157. #157 koltuk yıkama
    November 11, 2010

    only the included part is appearing and no intersection happen

  158. #158 arkadaş
    November 14, 2010

    Hmm, I have a pompom crab in my aquarium… so I don’t think I’d call it a new species… heh.

  159. #159 samsun
    November 27, 2010

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    November 29, 2010

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    November 29, 2010

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  162. #162 prefabrik
    December 1, 2010

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    December 7, 2010

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    December 15, 2010

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