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Picture of the Day

Scientists at De La Salle University in Manila and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Germany announced recently that they discovered 4 new species of freshwater crab off the Filipino island of Palawan.  One of them is this bright purple specimen, Insulamon palawanense.  Unlike the other 3, however, it’s endemic to only a handful of islands in the Philippines.

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