Oregon Scientist Hunts For New Species In One Man’s Backyard

Main report: Oregon Scientist Hunts For New Species In One Man’s Backyard
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You don’t have to delve into the densest rainforest or the deepest ocean trench to discover new species. Chris Marshall finds them in the most familiar places, like one man’s backyard.

Chris Marshal showing off a tray of bot flies, like the one that developed inside his arm while he was a graduate student at Cornell University. OPB TV

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