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Unexpected Crustacean Diversity Discovered in Northern Freshwater Ecosystems

March 2, 2012

a tiny crustacean Freshwater ecosystems in northern regions are home to significantly more species of water fleas than traditionally thought, adding to evidence that regions with vanishing waters contain unique animal life. Full Story

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