850 Mostly Blind, Pale Creatures Discovered Underground

850 Mostly Blind, Pale Creatures Discovered Underground

LiveScience.com - Down under in Australia, down underground, scientists have found 850 previously unknown species living in subterranean water, caves and micro-caverns.

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