New species of crustaceans found in Summit Akron Beacon Journal (OH) By Bob Downing Feb 20, 2009
Erin Hazelton, an ecologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, takes samples of a presumed new species of amphipod from a cave in Liberty Park in Twinsburg Township, Ohio. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal) (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL)
TWINSBURG TWP.: New species of plants and animals most often are discovered in exotic places like rain forests or the ocean floor, not in Summit County.
But cold-water streams inside sandstone caves in northern Summit County are home to a previously unknown species of tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans.
The new amphipods have been found at five caves at Liberty Park in Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township and Reminderville, and also at a cave at the Catholic Youth Organization's Camp Christopher in Bath Township.