Saturday, January 28, 2012
An international team of scientists has discovered 46 new animal species on an expedition to the rainforests of Suriname (South America), the BBC reports. As a result of the collaboration between scientists, local residents and students, 1,300 inhabitants of the animal world have been classified. Photo: a small fish of the catfish family, about six centimeters in length, found in a creek in the Surinamese jungle
Biologists believe the amphibian, which has been given the working title "cowboy frog", is of a type previously unknown to scientists
It has white stripes running across its feet that look like spurs.
In addition, scientists have found an unusual grasshopper with very bright multi-colored markings
One of the new discoveries is an armored fish, whose body is covered in bony plates to protect it against attacks from giant piranhas who inhabit these waters
Scientists say a local guide nearly ate the armored fish for lunch. Fortunately, the biologists managed to prevent this "unscientific" act and succeeded in making a detailed description of the fish. Photo: a carnivorous fish from the catfish family (Doradidae), approximately 60 centimeters long
Scientists also discovered a waterfall beetle that only lives in waterfalls and in wet rocks high in the mountains
A new species of dragonflies mating
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Friday, January 27, 2012
Trinity St. Clair
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Niyama is a newly open Resort on the Maldives South Western Atoll of Dhaalu. This hidden paradise is 40 minutes from Male by seaplane and is located on two tropical islands called Embudhufushi and Olhuveli. The Niyama Maldives is a 5 star resort designed in a traditional Maldive style with a modern aspect. It includes an exclusive underwater nightclub, a 24-hour spa and a floating restaurant as well as water sports, diving courses, snorkeling and a 24-hour gym.