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Newly Discovered Crab Threatened By Mining
By Angela Messina, March 23, 2012 @ 08:30 AM (EST)
Source: ScienceDaily

The colorful Insulamon crabs of the Palawan Island were recently discovered by scientists studying the biodiversity of the area. The crabs have become specially adapted to the island’s source of freshwater and must undergo all stages of their development in freshwater.

Found only on the island of Palawan, the Insulamon crabs are now becoming endangered by local mining. Local people as well as scientist and researchers are protesting the mining.

Researchers plan to study Palawan’s freshwater prawns to learn more about this area’s unique biodiversity.

Learn more at ScienceDaily.



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