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Yay for the Return of Tree Lobsters!

I blogged a couple of days ago about the invasive species, the Asian Carp, and its potential infiltration into the Great Lakes. Today the Huffington Post shared the rediscovery of tree lobsters, an insect thought to be extinct due to invasion of Australian volcanic islands by the black rat, introduced via ship wreck in 1918.

It’s so very rare to find an organism that we thought was gone forever. Hooray for the potential return of the tree lobster!

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo.