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(AP)   Lonely biologist names newly discovered water mite species after Jennifer Lopez, citing its unusually large opisthosoma   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 16
    More: Amusing, Hydrachnidiae, Puerto Rico, new species, University of Puerto Rico  
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2014-07-17 09:33:15 AM  
Yeah! and check out that ovipositor!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-17 09:41:44 AM  
A new species of Litarachna (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Pontarachnidae) from a Caribbean mesophotic coral ecosystem
"New records of pontarachnid mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico are presented. Litarachna lopezae sp. n., from substrata collected from Bajo de Sico, a mesophotic coral reef ecosystem in Mona Passage off Puerto Rico, is described as new to science. The new species was collected from nearly 70 m depth, the greatest depth from which pontarachnid mites have been found until now. In addition, a Litarachna sp. was also found in association with the tube of the polychaete Sabellastarte magnifica (Shaw, 1800) at the shallow waters of north Puerto Rico."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-17 09:43:58 AM  
[IRONIC] Holotype of JLo mite is male.
 
2014-07-17 10:15:58 AM  
"Um.. thanks Mr. Biology man...."
 
2014-07-17 10:16:56 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: "Um.. thanks Mr. Biology man...."


www.gocitygirl.com
 
2014-07-17 10:32:09 AM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

"OH NO HE DI-INT!"
 
2014-07-17 10:44:43 AM  
"The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is ... simple: J.Lo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014," said Pesic, who works at the University of Montenegro.

People were telling me that her World Cup song was universally hated.
 
2014-07-17 10:57:35 AM  
But her anus is still unremarkable?
 
2014-07-17 11:03:11 AM  
I suspect it's an inside joke between the scientists, and a good way to get news of their research into mainstream press
/thanks captain obvious!
 
2014-07-17 12:22:29 PM  
J. Lo gets only a water mite named for her? Why not the floodwater mosquito, also known as
"Aedes vexans"?  (Female mosquitoes are the only ones who bite, and "Aedes vexans" is a fairly
aggressive biter - like J. Lo, it won't stop until it sucks you dry.  Actually, now that I think about it,
that's not J. Lo; that's a Kardashian.)
 
2014-07-17 12:43:22 PM  
I thought boffins were smart people.
 
2014-07-17 03:27:28 PM  
I was told there would be pictures of JLo's posterior
 
2014-07-18 01:21:29 PM  
A headline that was passed on, but was still really good was "Jenny from the bog"
 
2014-07-18 03:09:40 PM  

Unfreakable: A headline that was passed on, but was still really good was "Jenny from the bog"


TY, but I stole it from some guardian poster
/finders keepers
 
2014-07-18 03:14:28 PM  

LewDux: Unfreakable: A headline that was passed on, but was still really good was "Jenny from the bog"

TY, but I stole it from some guardian poster
/finders keepers


Hey, it was good enough that you got some TF out of it! :-D
 
2014-07-18 03:24:02 PM  

Unfreakable: LewDux: Unfreakable: A headline that was passed on, but was still really good was "Jenny from the bog"

TY, but I stole it from some guardian poster
/finders keepers

Hey, it was good enough that you got some TF out of it! :-D


..and 1 month of guilt. TY again
 
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