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A year ago, they were complete unknowns, living a peaceful existence far away from the glare of the international media. Not any more.

Once again, scientists have hauled ten previously unknown plant and animal species into the spotlight of humanity in their annual list of top 10 new species.

Step forward, a freak show of pea-sized seahorses, ghostly slugs and pint-sized snakes, the best of thousands of new species discovered in 2008. Read full article »

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