HALLOWEEN PICTURES: Spooky Species Discovered This Year

HALLOWEEN PICTURES: Spooky Species Discovered This Year
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This newfound blind cave eel--one of 850 creatures discovered underneath Australia in 2009--has no need for eyes in its dark habitat.

At 16 inches (40 centimeters) long, the rare eel--found in aquifers along the Cape Range mountains--is the longest underground species known on the continent, researchers said.
— Photograph courtesy Douglas Elford, Western Australian Museum
 
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