NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found

NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found
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This newfound blind cave eel has no need for eyes in its underground habitat, a trait shared by most of the new subterranean creatures recently discovered in Australia.

At 16 inches (40 centimeters) long, the rare eel--found in aquifers along the Cape Range mountains (see map)--is the longest underground species known in Australia, researchers said.

—Photograph courtesy Douglas Elford, Western Australian Museum
 
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