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do spiders creep you out, or do you find them astonishingly beautiful?
The best part: these were found in populated parts of Brazil. These weren’t deep in the Amazon, but right underfoot.
Tarantulas inspire fear enough to create whole movie enterprises on their creepiness, but in reality they’re the gentle giant of arachnid-kind.
Dr. Rogério Bertani has discovered nine new species of the tarantula in the states of Central and Eastern Brazil. The new species are arboreal tarantula, which means they mostly live in the trees, and though they are commonly found in the Amazon rainforest this is not the case with these spiders. Some even live in the houses of people in the region. Of the nine, “four are the smallest arboreal species ever recorded.”
In the privately funded venture, Bezos’ team used state-of-the-art deep sea sonar to hunt for the space artifacts that have sat 14,000 feet (4.2 kilometers) under the Atlantic Ocean for over 40 years.