PHOTOS: Top Ten New Species of 2007 Named

PHOTOS: Top Ten New Species of 2007 Named
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8. Lethal Jellyfish

This jellyfish species, Malo kingi, was named after American tourist Robert King, who died after apparently being stung by the species off northern Queensland in Australia.

News of the 2002 event helped raise awareness about this new potentially lethal species, which is included on the International Institute for Species Exploration's (IISE's) list of the top ten new species of 2007.

Discovering new species can also aid conservation efforts, according to IISE, which released the top ten list in May 2008.

The new jelly is the second known species of the dangerous Malo box jellyfish genus.

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—Photograph courtesy International Institute for Species Exploration/Arizona State University
 
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