New Species Discovered In Caves Beneath Lake Yarkoluboy

Several new species have been found following an exploration of a previously undocumented underwater cave system. Five cave diving teams from the National Geoscience Institute of Wosteaque (NGIW) were sent to examine the cave systems, the system went on for about eight hundred meters before opening up to a giant room, approximately two hundred meters in both length and width. The room was mostly filled with water, although a small section at the top was filled with air. Multiple blowholes were discovered, letting a small amount of air and light into the cave. The blowholes were approximately one meter, with the opening to the surface only twenty centimeters.

The cave diving teams brought back three specimens to be examined by the National Biology Institute of Wosteaque. The three species in alphabetical order are,

Bioluminescent freshwater octopus (Fluviatilis lux) is as the name implies, a bioluminescent species of freshwater octopus. From the five collected, they average a size of about fifteen centimeters.

Large cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris magna) is a pseudoscorpion species living mostly on the small ledges at the top of the cave.

Ulm (Proteus caverna) is an entirely new genus of salamanders, they have seemingly adapted to the dark watery bottom of the cave.

With every cave that is explored, new species are found and documented, furthering the advancement of Biology. The National Geoscience Institute of Wosteaque expects the full cave system to be documented in about three to six months.

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