Scientists tell us that we’re currently in the middle of the world’s sixth great extinction. And yet, hundreds of species are discovered each year. This Wired slide show features ten of the strangest.
Some, like the world’s smallest sea horse, are unbearably cute. Others — like the longest insect in the world, which was found in the jungles of Borneo and closely resembles a bundle of twigs — are downright creepy. And while we’re not sure what to make of the Chinese ghost slug (which is large, pearly white, and nocturnal), we’re quite fond of a newly discovered species of bacteria that inhabits the smallest of ecological niches: the insides of pressurized hair-spray bottles.
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