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New spider species discovered by USU students

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Stephanie Cobbold and Lori Spears knew they had found something rare.

A spider they had collected while earning Ph.D.s in ecology at Utah State University wasn't fitting any description in their species identification keys. But they knew the odds of discovering a new species in Utah were slim at best, and the two researchers weren't about to get their hopes up.

http://www.ksl.com/?...60&sid=28429716

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Stephanie Cobbold and Lori Spears knew they had found something rare.

A spider they had collected while earning Ph.D.s in ecology at Utah State University wasn't fitting any description in their species identification keys. But they knew the odds of discovering a new species in Utah were slim at best, and the two researchers weren't about to get their hopes up.

http://www.ksl.com/?...60&sid=28429716

Why slim? Utah has its share of toxic nuclear land, anything can evolve or change into something new if they have the capabilty to survive. I imagine there will be many more new species to be found in the future, things evolve all the time, add a bit of nuclear waste for extra flavour!

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