Thursday, June 01, 2006

More new critters

This story looks like it will be interesting to follow:

Eight previously unknown invertebrate creatures have been discovered in an underground cave in central Israel.

The largest is a white shrimp-like crustacean. Another resembles a species of scorpion and is blind.

The cave was uncovered during drilling at a quarry close to Tel Aviv.

Scientists say it is a unique ecosystem that has been sealed off from the world for five million years and could contain other ancient lifeforms.

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