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Amazon Region a Biological Treasure Trove

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, October 27, 2010,
The Amazon region is being hailed as a treasure trove of biological diversity by the World Wildlife Fund.  Studies made by the Fund between 1999 and 2009 have revealed 1.220 new species of animals and plants, including a large brown hairy spider with neon blue fangs and a huge catfish that feeds on monkeys.  Scientists are worried, however, that these species may be wiped out.  In the last 50 years, an area twice the size of Spain has been destroyed in the Amazon by logging interests and farm...
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New Species Found In Indonesia

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 27, 2010, In : Science 
A recent three week mission to Indonesia's coastal waters has revealed at least 50 new animal and plant species living there.  Over 100 hours of video and some 100,000 photos were taken by a robot submarine's HD equipment.  Scientists were amazed to see that crinioids, or sea lillies, which were abundant in prehistoric seas but very rare today, grow in large numbers and varieties here.  Among the oddities spotted durig the video exploration sea spiders the size of dinner plates, a purple colo...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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