Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An important message from your neighborhood scientist...

I interrupt the hustling and bustling of the Holiday Season to bring you ~2,000 newly discovered species from the island of Vanuatu.

This cockle uses the 2 small holes to pump and release filtered seawater through its gills.


For other pictures of these beautiful newly discovered animals, click here.

Let's stop and appreciate the little things...

Thanks to GrrlScientist for the heads up on this amazing find!

2 comments:

arturgreensward said...

Cockles make the best clam chowder.

Yelli said...

Did you even read the post artur? Newly discovered species are probably on the "Do Not Eat List." I know where you mind is...now where did I put my clamming gun?