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National Endangered Species Day 2024: Date, history, significance

National Endangered Species Day 2024: From date to theme, here's all that you need to know about this special day.

This year, National Endangered Species Day will be celebrated on May 17. (Unsplash)
Updated on May 16, 2024 04:12 PM IST
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Two new earthworm species discovered in Odisha's Koraput

The total number of Megascolex species in the world has now increased to 70, of which 34 are found in India

Researchers at the Central University of Odisha (CUO) in collaboration with scientists from Kerala’s Mahatma Gandhi University have unearthed two new earthworm species in the eastern state, officials said. (Representational picture)(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 03:10 PM IST

Ancient giant turtle named after Stephen King character

Researchers identify a previously unknown extinct species of freshwater turtles far larger than any alive today.

Scientists say the turtle probably had an omnivorous diet and could have fallen prey to human expansion (Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Mar 15, 2024 11:04 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

100 new marine species including mystery creature discovered in New Zealand

According to marine biologist Alex Rogers, the number is likely to increase as they "work through more and more of the samples.”

The team collected 1,800 samples from a depth of about five kilometres. (AP)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Researchers camping in Thailand discover a new scorpion species

This new species belongs to the subgenus Euscopiops and has been named Euscorpiops Krachan after the national park in Thailand, where it was found.

Euscorpiops Krachan that was found in Thailand. (ZooKeys)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 07:38 PM IST
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