Kermit!

Is this for real? Maybe Jim Henson was a tropical ecologist in his past life? It is amazing that small animals and plants…..organisms may be more appropriate… are discovered each year, even in “researched” tropical locations. Maybe we’d find more if funding sources shifted  focus from big organisms (Bigfoot) to small (ie. water mites).

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One Response to Kermit!

  1. Divya says:

    Amazing indeed! And that’s such a key fact you mention about this preferential treatment to bigger organisms. Check this story out about stick insects that were thought to be extinct, then rediscovered, subsequently put through a conservation breeding program, and now at a stage where “the Melbourne Museum is mulling over a public relations campaign to make these insects more … well, adorable, or noble, or whatever it takes.” The story itself is incredible, fascinating and saddening all at the same time.
    http://www.quazoo.com/q/Breaking_News?album=13024160&scid=778695&scd=s1.quazoo.com&fItemID=2385713&fditem=s2.quazoo.com&flink=true&ItemSlideshow

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