Saturday 12 October 2013

new discoveries:giant fish and links to Iceman

New Species of Giant Fish Arapaima Discovered in Brazil
Oct 11, 2013 by Natali Anderson
Prof Donald Stewart from Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at State University of New York has described a new species of arapaima from the central Amazon of Brazil. Arapaima, one of the world’s biggest freshwater fish and the largest freshwater fish of South America, is unique among fish – it can breathe air. The largest specimens can reach more than 2.5 m in length and weigh up to 200 kg.

Link to Oetzi the Iceman found in living Austrians
Austrian scientists have found that 19 Tyrolean men alive today are related to Oetzi the Iceman, whose 5,300-year-old frozen body was found in the Alps.Their relationship was established through DNA analysis by scientists from the Institute of Legal Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University.The men have not been told about their connection to Oetzi. The DNA tests were taken from blood donors in Tyrol. A particular genetic mutation was matched, the APA news agency reports.

 wonder if any of us are related to bigfoot?

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