Discovered in the deep: the snail with iron armor | Oceans

A golden snail with a foot clad in iron scales seems like a creature from science fiction. But in a few remote spots of the Indian Ocean these snails are very real. “It looks like an armored knight crawling around on the deep-sea floor,” says Julia Sigwart, a biologist at Frankfurt’s Senckenberg Research Institute and … Read more

80 Neglected, Traumatized Dogs Discovered In Condemned House

When a probation officer was notified that a “court-ordered ankle monitor” had been removed, he paid a visit to the person’s home and discovered dozens of dogs living in shocking and unsafe conditions. The probation officer immediately called the local dog warden. But because the case involved extreme neglect, they turned to the Licking County … Read more

‘Fluffy’ crab that wears a sponge as a hat discovered in Western Australia | Australia news

A “fluffy” crab discovered off the coast of Western Australia has been named after the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world. The new species, Lamarckdromia beagle, belongs to the Dromiidae family, commonly known as sponge crabs. Crustaceans in this family fashion and use sea sponges and ascidians – animals including sea squirts – … Read more

New frog species discovered in Australia – and it’s already endangered | Australia news

Australian scientists have discovered a new species of frog in south-east Queensland and it’s already classified as endangered. The new mountain frog’s only known habitat is the world heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests which were extensively burned during the 2019-20 black summer bushfires. Dubbed Philoria knowlesi, after the Sydney environmentalist Ross Knowles, the frog was discovered thanks … Read more