The Pancake Batfish may be discovered and endangered all at once....

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Two new fish species — with pancake-flat bodies, wiggling lures on their faces, and elbowed fins for "walking" on the seafloor — have been discovered in the path of spewing oil from the corporate felon BP disaster. Ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty in Louisiana calls this fish the Louisiana pancake batfish. Its full scientific name, in the genus Halieutichthys, hasn't even been published yet. He says the oil's impact on the soon-to-be new species isn't clear and added "All we can say is that its habitat is threatened."

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Could you survive with just half of your organs? Think about it. What if you had just half your brain, one kidney, half of your heart, one lung, half a liver and only half of your skin? It would be pretty hard to survive right? Sure, you could survive losing just one kidney or half of your liver, but at some point, losing pieces from all of your organs would be too much and you would die.

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