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Old 12-23-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Lost World discovered on Google Earth | News | TechRadar UK
When perusing an area of Mozambique using Google Earth, researchers found a path of green forest, which had never been spotted before.

An expedition to the Google Earth hotspot found a piece of paradise, containing a rare colony of birds, some giant snakes (snakes in paradise?) and an uncommon type of orchid.

The newly-discovered area is, according to the Daily Mail, 27 miles along and contains 150-feet tall trees, samango monkeys and a number of antelopes.

The leader of the 28-man crew who visited Mozambique, Jonathan Timberlake, said about the discovery: 'The phenomenal diversity is just mind-boggling: seeing how things are adapted to little niches, to me this is the incredible thing.'
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Very cool and shows how much we have yet to learn. There are still a few blank spots on the map, hopefully we will be able to study them before they are gone... and preserve at least some of them.
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If researchers can find these places with Google Earth, so can loggers, poachers and other folks with bad intentions. I think it'd be better if this wasn't in a news story.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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If researchers can find these places with Google Earth, so can loggers, poachers and other folks with bad intentions. I think it'd be better if this wasn't in a news story.
True...

Update: Google Earth used by terrorists in India attacks

I believe there are efforts by a number of countries to ban access to Google Earth or at least deny details of locations where there are military installations.
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