Newly Discovered Sand Spider Threatened by Mining

January 11, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Photo by Yael Olek, courtesy of the University of Haifa While conducting research in the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel, a team from the department of biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim discovered a new species of sand spider. The spider, which has a leg span larger than five inches, is thought to be the largest of its type native to the Middle East

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Newly Discovered Sand Spider Threatened by Mining


One Comment on "Newly Discovered Sand Spider Threatened by Mining"

  1. Spider lover on Tue, 4th May 2010 4:37 pm 

    Leave the spider alone and protect them from extiction. How can you not love spiders? What did they do that any large mammal has done to people. Some people are just dumb and don’t realize that spiders are endangered and need people to stop destroying their habitats.

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