Friday, January 2, 2009

News Reel: Top Ten Animal Finds of 2008

Thought you may be curious ... Here's National Geographic's Top Ten Animal Finds: Most Read of 2008. You can find the full story on this link here.

10. Wildlife Park Official Arrested in Gorilla Killings
9. Colossal Squid Thawing; Hints at Even Bigger Beasts (1,091 lbs squid found)
8. PHOTO IN THE NEWS: "Extinct" Primate Found in Indonesia
7. Colossal Squid Has Glowing "Cloaking Device," Huge Eyes
6. Largest Squid Ever Caught Is "Giant, Gelatinous Blob"
5. FIRST PHOTO: "Lost" Deer Species Rediscovered in Trap
4. Heavy Metal-Eating "Superworms" Unearthed in U.K.
3. Lizards Rapidly Evolve After Introduction to Island
2. Vampire Moth Discovered—Evolution at Work
1. Alien-like Squid With "Elbows" Filmed at Drilling Site

Lots of Squid things, eh? Every once in a while, I find it's good to remind myself that the world is big and there are many things going on.


eleanor_rigby said...

Wow! I love it when they find an animal that is supposed to be extinct. It gives hope to the tazmanian tigers.

Did you see the huge squids....I'd hate to run into one of them when I was swinmming.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

They thought they found a tazmanian tiger a while back, didn't they?

I would NOT like to swim with one - I'd be worried it'd eat me! Imagine how many plates of calamari those squids could make? Feed a whole lot of hungry people :)