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2010-11-19 08:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds Wolf, a veteran meteorologist and correspondent for CNN Worldwide, will join International Expeditions' April 1, 2011 Amazon River journey as a guest lecturer.

2010-11-12 01:46:09

An international team of scientists, including a leading evolutionary biologist from the Academy of Natural Sciences, have reset the agenda for future research in the highly diverse Amazon region by showing that the extraordinary diversity found there is much older than generally thought.

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2010-10-18 08:49:36

The pre-Columbian Indian societies that once lived in the Amazon rainforests may have been much larger and more advanced than researchers previously realized.

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2010-09-03 10:01:01

ESA's SMOS water mission has taken another step forward by demonstrating that it will lead to a better understanding of ocean circulation.

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2010-09-03 06:40:00

Peruvian authorities recently reported that the Amazon river is at its lowest level in over 40 years, causing trouble for regions that depend on its waters for transportation.

2010-05-03 12:30:00

Special Exhibition at the New York Hall of Science Opening May 8 NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take a voyage along the world's most biologically diverse river through the hands-on, bilingual (Spanish/English) exhibition Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches at the New York Hall of Science from May 8 - August 22, 2010. Visitors are welcomed to the exhibition by a video of real-life riverboat captain Moacir Fortes, who tells his story 'The Seven Perils' that describes...

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2009-07-29 08:55:00

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have discovered that the Amazon river, and its transcontinental drainage, is around 11 million years old and took its present shape about 2.4 million years ago.

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2009-07-07 16:50:00

The Amazon River originated as a transcontinental river around 11 million years ago and took its present shape approximately 2.4 million years ago.


Latest Amazon River Reference Libraries

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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

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2009-04-07 16:19:37

The Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons) is a species of bird placed in the Bucconidae family of puffbirds. It is found in Amazonian Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is also found in the regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. Though mostly occurring in the Amazon Basin south of the Amazon River, This species also occurs in two...

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2008-05-02 14:48:56

The Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens), is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. These birds include sparrows, New World sparrows, seedeaters, and their allies. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay; also the southern border of Colombia on the Amazon River. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, pastureland, and heavily degraded former forest. The species ranges from central Argentina east of the Andes...

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2007-03-12 19:31:53

The Threestripe corydoras (Corydoras trilineatus), leopard catfish, or three line catfish is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the central Amazon River basin in Brazil and Colombia, Peruvian Amazon and coastal rivers in Suriname. It was originally described by Edward Drinker Cope in 1872. The fish will grow in length up to 2.4 inches (6.1 centimeters). It lives...

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2007-03-12 19:22:22

Corydoras semiaquilus is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the western Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru. It was originally described by S.H. Weitzman in 1964. The fish will grow in length up to 2.4 inches (6.0 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in water with a 6.0 - 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 2 - 25 dGH, and a temperature range of 72 - 79 °F...

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