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2012 Animal Discoveries: The 10 Weirdest Scientific Finds Of The Year

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This photograph of the recently discovered carnivorous harp sponge, Chondrocladia lyra, was taken in Monterey Canyon, off the coast of California, at a depth of about 11,500 feet (3,500 meters). | Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute MBARI

From Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer:

As the year comes to an end, it's time to look back at the grossest, oddest and simply most fascinating animals to make the headlines in 2012. There were zombie worms and penis fish, not to mention turtles with a strange way of getting rid of urine. Read on for 2012's most bizarre.

List and captions courtesy of LiveScience

10 Weirdest Animal Discoveries Of 2012
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