Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Uncharted territory on Google Earth reveals several new species

Scientists discover new forest with undiscovered species on Google Earth - Telegraph

A forest in northern Mozambique (southern Africa) has revealed several new species of plants, birds, butterflies, monkeys and a giant snake after scientists discovered the previously uncharted area on Google Earth.

The unexpected green patch known as Mount Mabu is in the middle of inhospitable terrain in a country with years of civil war, so the area has been unexplored until now.

The rich biodiversity is not visible from Google Earth yet, but there may be other no yet explored places, especially in Mozambique or Papua New Guinea that could be found with satellite and aerial imagery.

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