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Ancient Settlements Discovered In Supposedly Uninhabited Parts Of The Amazon

Archaeologists have discovered ancient settlements in supposedly uninhabited parts of the Amazon rainforest, proving that it was heavily influenced by human activities. It is believed that the lost villages were once home to up to a million people.

Ancient March 28, 2018

Dorado Catfish Holds Record For World's Longest Freshwater Fish Migration

The dorado catfish holds the record for the world's longest exclusively freshwater fish migration, an international study has proven. Researchers uncover the species' epic life cycle journey from birth to adulthood.

Animals February 7, 2017

Coral Reef Discovered At Mouth Of Amazon River Stretches Out For 600 Miles

The mouth of the Amazon River is home to a massive coral reef, previously unknown to researchers. How did this massive network of coral stay hidden from people for so long?

Earth/Environment April 23, 2016

Major Volcanic Eruptions Can Lessen Flow Of Largest Rivers In The World: Study

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Edinburgh has found that massive volcanic eruptions in the past have significantly impacted the flow of water in some of the world's largest river systems.

Animals October 7, 2015

Parts Of Amazon Dominated By Crocodiles Millions Of Years Ago

With up to seven species found in one area, the Amazon from millions of years ago was teeming with crocodiles. Researchers attribute this partly to an abundance in food supply.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2015

Experts Say Golden Mussel May Be A Threat To The Amazon River

The golden mussel is diminutive compared to the vastness of the Amazon River, but it is very much capable of bringing down the waterway if left unchecked.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2015

Scientists discover new Amazon dolphin species after nearly a century

The discovery of Inia araguaiaensis is the first of its kind after almost 100 years when the now extinct river dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer, was discovered in 1918.

Animals January 24, 2014

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