Scientists Discover New Forest and Species

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  1. Mango

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    The mountainous area of northern Mozambique in southern Africa had been overlooked by science due to inhospitable terrain and decades of civil war in the country.

    However, while scrolling around on Google Earth, an internet map that allows the viewer to look at satellite images of anywhere on the globe, scientists discovered an unexpected patch of green.

    A British-led expedition was sent to see what was on the ground and found 7,000 hectares of forest, rich in biodiversity, known as Mount Mabu.

    In just three weeks, scientists led by a team from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew found hundreds of different plant species, birds, butterflies, monkeys and a new species of giant snake.


    Scientists discover new forest with undiscovered species on Google Earth - Telegraph
     
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    Now get the right people to place a moratorium on logging before it all gets cut down to make some new line of furniture.

    Cool to see us still finding things on this old girl.
     
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    "Within weeks they had discovered three new species of Lepidoptera butterfly and a new member of the Gaboon viper family of snakes that can kill a human in a single bite. "


    Gotta wonder how they figured this out... :shock:
     

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