ENVIRONMENT Large and small, beautiful and bizarre, researchers have released the top ten new species for 2018. (CNN) What were the top ten two years ago? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Amphipod Epimeria quasimodo, a tiny crustacean, is abundant in the frigid waters of the ocean surrounding Antarctica. What are amphipods? In what other … Continue reading Top 10 New Species!
ENVIRONMENT Solomon Islanders had long reported Rodents Of Unusual Size, and now science supports them. (Nat Geo News) Why should we care about giant rats? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas That’s certainly a clickbait headline. Did a giant rat really fall from the sky? No, … Continue reading Giant Rat That Fell From the Sky Is a New Species
SCIENCE It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America. (The Economist) Use our resources to learn more about coywolves. Discussion Ideas The Economist article makes a case that the so-called coywolf is “greater than the sum of its parts.” Its parts include the DNA from three distinct species. … Continue reading Meet the Coywolf
SCIENCE Which of the 18,000 new species identified last year were selected as this year’s top ten? (International Institute for Species Exploration) Read this fantastic article to see who made the cut last year! Insect, plant, X-Phyla . . . what’s your favorite new species? Vote in our poll! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including our poll and today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our … Continue reading Top 10 New Species!