June 02, 2011
Top Ten new species of the year
Every year scientists discover something like 15,000 new species. Among those discovered last year are a new species of bacteria found clinging to the railing of the Titanic, a six-foot long fruit eating lizard found in a forest in the Philippines, and the Brazilian mushroom pictured here that glows with a bright greenish light.
The International Institute for Species Exploration has a photo gallery of the top ten new species of the year.
Posted by Chris Spurgeon at June 2, 2011 06:17 AM