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Old 06-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Scientists find new species of shark that can inflate

Inflatable Shark Among 300 New Species Discovered in Philippines

A treasure trove of hundreds of new species may have been discovered in the Philippines, including a bizarre sea star that feeds exclusively on sunken driftwood and a deep-sea, shrimp-eating shark that swells up to scare off other predators.

Their novel discoveries ******* a cicada that makes a distinctive "laughing" call, a crab whose pincers are lined with needlelike teeth, and a wormlike pipefish that hides among colonies of soft coral. In addition, they discovered a possible new species of swell shark a shark that pumps water into its stomach to puff up which unlike its relatives possesses a very distinctive camouflaged color pattern.

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