Lost Worlds and New Species Found

Gabriel

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I have been finding so many articles on micro-environment pocket discoveries of new species of plants and animals, that we have never seen, for many months now, and decided to put some of them up for our enjoyment and learning:)
Here is my first entry...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14834763/

Treasure trove of new marine species found....Variety of 'walking' shark among them; discoverers warn of threats
 

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Also here is a great book that I got years ago when the project was first published. It is the most wonderful book I have read on re-introduction of old world crop foods, reasons for that, and sources for the seed. It inspired me to plant amaranth:)

LOST CROPS OF AFRICA

http://www.nap.edu/books/0309049903/html/

This online links shows just the intro to the chapters content of course
 

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I posted the first article earleir today in the "Space and Science" thread! :D
 

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Oh My:eek: Sorry Angel...I'll post another new species link in the next few days:eek:
 
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Gabriel said:
What do you need the bong for WarC:p :p :p
Why, for those lost crops, of course!

Unless I've been misled as to the exact nature of said crops. :(
 

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WarC said:
Why, for those lost crops, of course!

Unless I've been misled as to the exact nature of said crops. :(
They are food crops WarC:p :p :p
 

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Here you go WarC...this would be a fascinating journey

http://www.blueearth.org/projects/second_sun/index.html

Land of The Second Sun: Arctic Nomads of Siberia's Yamal Peninsula

You can follow the reindeer herders......the photos are haunting.
I would love to visit places like this before they are gone:( , or before I am gone:eek: :p :p
 

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Here is another publication of lost plants being brought to light.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1398.html

Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation (1989)
This fascinating, readable volume is filled with enticing, detailed information about more than 30 different Incan crops that promise to follow the potato's lead and become important contributors to the world's food supply. Some of these overlooked foods offer special ...
 
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I just saw on the BBC documentary series "Planet Earth" - some amazing ecosystems that exist in caverns. There's a river in the Yucatan which because of an underground oil deposit flows with sulfuric acid from its origin; and FISH live in it. :eek:
 

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JEBWrench said:
I just saw on the BBC documentary series "Planet Earth" - some amazing ecosystems that exist in caverns. There's a river in the Yucatan which because of an underground oil deposit flows with sulfuric acid from its origin; and FISH live in it. :eek:
I would love if we could find a link to that...maybe later I will try to google it if you don't first JEB...I have to get packing now:)
 

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