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Scientists Discover New Species of Crustacean on Lanzarote

August 24, 2009

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During a cave-diving expedition to explore the Tunnel de la Atlantida, the world's longest submarine lava tube on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, a team of scientists and cave divers have discovered a previously unknown species of crustacean belonging to the remipede genus Speleonectes. The extensive results of the Atlantida Diving Expedition will be presented in a special issue of the Springer journal Marine Biodiversity. Full Story


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