The Week in Animal News: Shocking New Species, Turtles in Unheard of Areas, and More

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A flat-faced spiky fish with a habitat destroyed by the BP oil spill and a leech that eats mucus...found in a child's nose....are just two of the incredible species discovered in the last year.

We also have leatherback turtles showing up in unheard of areas, monk seals facing a deadly threat, lethal shellfish in Alaskan waters, a bird going extinct due to a name similar to a dirty word, and more in the Week in Animal News.

Read the Full Story: 10 Incredible, Shocking New Species: Snot Eating Leech, Titanic Bacteria, and More

Photo credit: Prosanta Chakrabarty (Louisiana State University, USA)