Sunday, 17 May 2015

Extinct Animal Found Alive and Well in New Zealand



A tiny marine animal that was thought to be extinct for the past four million years has just been found living in New Zealand.

“Our detective work has also suggested the possibility that Protulophila may be the missing polyp stage of a hydroid in which only the tiny planktonic jellyfish stage is known,” NIWA’s Dennis Gordon says in a news release. “Many hydroid species have a two-stage life cycle and often the two stages have never been matched. Our discovery may thus mean that we are solving two puzzles at once.”

2 comments:

What?! You're here to leave a comment? You're too kind! *gasps*

...go on then. I'm not going to stop you!