PHOTOS: Tiny Tropical Island Yields a Wealth of Species

PHOTOS: Tiny Tropical Island Yields a Wealth of Species
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Pink limpet snails, shown here from underneath, live under stones embedded in mud and survive with poor water circulation and low oxygen levels.

Their color comes from hemoglobin in their blood, a feature unique to this kind of snail. Scientists around the world are still sifting through all their Santo 2006 expedition discoveries. It may take a decade to identify and confirm everything they've found. This tiny corner of the world could yield up to 2,000 new species.
—Photograph by Yasunori Kano, University of Kumamoto
 
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