Friday, January 20, 2006

Celebrate diversity

This cave cricket in Sequoia National Park has some company. In case you missed the news earlier this week, biologists have found 27 new species in the dark, damp caves of two central California national parks. Scientists studied 30 caves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks for three years
and found previously undiscovered spiders, centipedes and scorpion-like critters. Park officials say the cave-dwelling invertebrates can tell scientists about environmental problems or changes because of their sensitivity to surroundings. For info on the caves, go to - Deb

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