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01/04/2008 04:26 PM ID: 67473 Permalink   

New Species Found in Paradise

 

Scientists have discovered 11 new species of animals and plants in La Amistad National Park in Costa Rica, an area they say is like paradise. The area is one of the least spoilt in the world, having been uninhabited by humans for centuries.

Among the species discovered were 2 frog species, 6 plant species and 3 species of salamander, one of which is only about 1 inch in length.

The expedition was led by Alex Munro of the National History Museum.

He described the salamanders as being
“...incredibly slow. It’s baffling that they survive... But they have this incredible tongue. It’s called a ballistic tongue – it shoots out at incredible speed with great accuracy.”

 
  Source: www.timesonline.co.uk  
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  8 Comments
  
  "It’s called a ballistic tongue"  
 
Oh my! Are the rest of you girls giggling too?
 
  by: Valkyrie123     01/04/2008 06:07 PM     
  If You Can You Have To Go  
 
Costa Rica, Take a week and get out of the tourist traps and see the small villages,The nicest people I have met.

Valkyrie123
Scary,I'm starting to like the way you think.
 
  by: ichi     01/04/2008 07:51 PM     
  LOL@Valkyrie  
 
heck yeah...giggidy giggidy!
 
  by: h0tdamn365   01/04/2008 09:44 PM     
  is there a such word as spoilt?  
 
A paradise because it has been uninhabited by humans for centuries? Well then, Washington D.C. must be the closest thing to heaven.
 
  by: John E Angel     01/05/2008 12:07 AM     
  Helps equal the balance  
 
Since so many animal are becoming extinct, discovering new ones help to compensate the equation
 
  by: acrux   01/05/2008 02:29 AM     
  @John  
 
From http://www.thefreedictionary.com

spoilt (spoilt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of spoil.

I always thought it was a bit strange how "spoilt" and "spoiled" were both valid words!
 
  by: TabbyCool     01/05/2008 12:31 PM     
  @john E angel  
 
"is there a such word as spoilt?
A paradise because it has been uninhabited by humans for centuries? Well then, Washington D.C. must be the closest thing to heaven."

lol... except for being surrounded by parasitic life-forms that call themselves politicians and lobbyists.
 
  by: havoc666     01/05/2008 12:54 PM     
  @Valkyrie123  
 
Grow up : P~~

 
  by: Zmethod     01/07/2008 03:59 AM     
 
 
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