Archive for the “New Species”
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 31st, 2014
On 31 January 1930, the Danish research vessel Dana unexpectedly captured an exceptionally long eel larva (leptocephalus) at a depth of about 900 ft, west of the Agulhas Bank and south of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Whereas leptocephali of the common European eel Anguilla anguilla measure a mere 3 in long at most, and even those of the formidable conger eel Conger conger only reach 4 in, the Dana‘s remarkable specimen was a colossal 6 ft 1.5 in! This in itself was quite staggering, but its implications were even more astounding.
Read: The Curious Case of the Bottled Sea Serpent »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 21st, 2014
Enigma Man: A figure based on the remains found in a remote cave in South West China.
Fresh light on China’s Red Deer Cave People raises big questions.
Read: ‘Enigma Man’ May Be New Human Species »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on May 11th, 2014
A specimen of the rare Goblin Shark (Mitsukirina owstoni) was caught April 19th off of Key West, Florida. So far, this is only the second one of its kind caught in the Gulf. Always rare, they are more common off Japan.
Read: Rare Gulf Goblin Shark »
Posted by: Adam Davies on May 5th, 2014
A great story about how there are still new creatures to be discovered.
Read: Two New Snapping Turtle Species Named »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 19th, 2014
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Read: Search For New Species: Todd Disotell Today »
Posted by: Christopher Noël on February 13th, 2014
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Melba Ketchum’s Sasquatch DNA study, “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies.” While some researchers have embraced her findings, many more have dismissed them, based on an insufficient grasp of the data or a neglect of the data altogether. I would like to observe this occasion by exploring several aspects of the case over the next few sequential days.
Read: The Ketchum DNA Study: One Year Later »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 5th, 2014
Those are the words today from cryptozoologist Matt Bille
Read: “It’s A New Freaking Whale” »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 4th, 2014
A toothy, long-nosed skull found in Texas belonged to a “swamp monster” that lived more than 200 million years ago.
Read: Swamp Monster Skull Found in Texas »
Posted by: Ken Gerhard on February 1st, 2014
It may be tiny, but a new species of fish has been discovered in the United States… once again illustrating that there are many life forms around us that have not been catalogued.
Read: My, What a Big Head You Have »
Posted by: Ken Gerhard on December 17th, 2013
In what has been a big year for the field of cryptozoology, this may end up being one of the most important events. The significance of finding large, new species cannot be overstated…
Read: Biggest Zoological Discovery of the 21st Century »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 12th, 2013
C. M. Kosemen on the Cryptozoologicon Book Launch
Read: A New Approach To Cryptozoology »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 11th, 2013
Darren Naish’s talk at the launch of the Cryptozoologicon… speculative zoology, scepticism, cryptozoology
Read: Cryptids, Speculation and Skepticism »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 5th, 2013
Sometimes, the most surprising discoveries can be right before our eyes, without even being recognised. Take the remarkable case of the giant pink slugs of remote Mount Kaputar in New South Wales, Australia. (© NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service) Measuring a very sizeable 8 in long, and boasting an extremely bright, fluorescent […]
Read: Behold – The Giant Pink Slugs of Mount Kaputar »
Posted by: Ken Gerhard on November 29th, 2013
New felid discovery from Brazil!
Read: A New Species of Wild Cat »
Posted by: Ken Gerhard on November 8th, 2013
We’re gonna need a bigger boat! A recent shark discovery… and it’s not a small animal.
Read: New Hammerhead Shark Species Discovered »