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Texas A&M-Galveston Professor Discovers New Species of Marine Life

August 28, 2009

new species of crustacean Two tiny worms much smaller than a rice grain, and a strange crustacean that has no eyes and poisonous fangs, are among several new species of marine life discovered in an underwater cave by a Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher, who has had one of the new species named after him. Credit: Ulrike Strecker, www.naturalanza.com Full Story

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