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Guam's spiders outnumber other islands

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - A new research study has been released in which biologists from Rice University, the University of Washington and the University of Guam have found that the island's jungles have as many as 40 times more spiders than are found on nearby islands like Saipan. The study examined how the loss of forest birds is affecting the Guam's island ecosystem. 

According to online reports, the results are some of the first to examine the indirect impact of the brown tree snake on Guam's ecosystem. 

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