Thursday, June 26, 2008

Top Ten New Species of 2007 Named: Number Seven and Eight

7. New Mushroom

This new species of fungus was discovered on the campus of Imperial College, London. This is probably the least exciting new species that was named, but I wanted you to see all ten. :)

8. Lethal Jellyfish (Malo kingi)

This jellyfish was named after American tourist Robert King, who died after apparently being stung by the species off northern Queensland in Australia in 2002. The new jelly is the second known species of the dangerous Malo box jellyfish genus.

To see a slideshow of the top ten new species of 2007 named, visit National Geographic.

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