We live on a planet with millions of species of animals -and a rich, diverse collection of known wildlife, and yet new species are being identified seemingly every day — both living and extinct.
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The discovery of predatory dinosaurs in marine sediments in Morocco suggests life was abundant and diversifying at the end of the Cretaceous period.
Haunting image showing two whales with their bones picked clean off the coast of Greenland has won the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 competition.
A new study shows that invasive Joro spiders are surprisingly "urban tolerant," which could enable them to take over cities and other urban areas across the U.S. East Coast.
Researchers have found that a fossil of the lizard-like Tridentinosaurus antiquus is mostly fake.
Schmidt Ocean Institute spots a bioluminescent deep-sea worm that creates a hypnotizing display as it swims in circles.
South Asian fishing cats have been caught on camera hunting chicks in tree tops, potentially solving the mystery of how this vulnerable species survives during the monsoon season.
In 2022, fossil hunters noticed a snout sticking out of a cliff face on the Jurassic Coast. It turned out to be one of the largest and most complete pliosaur skulls ever discovered.
Newly described species of jellyfish with a red cross inside its translucent body is only found in the Sumisu caldera over 2,500 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
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