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Meet some amazing animals and plants that are new to science

Meet some amazing animals and plants that are new to science

Life on Earth can be found in the most surprising places, from the deep sea to pitch-black caves to just off the main road of a Gabonese National Park.

Each year, about 18,000 species are discovered and described by scientists in thousands of academic publications, where regular folks may never find them on their own. Luckily, a panel of experts at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) publishes a highlight reel for the rest of us — their annual Top 10 list of the new species discovered over the last year.

Since 2008, ESF's International Institute...

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