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2013-03-22 23:02:37

Project is looking for medical and non-medical professionals to go on a two-week expedition to the rainforest. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Project Amazonas will be holding a medical service expedition in the Peruvian Amazon from April 20th through May 2nd, and are calling for medical and non-medical volunteers to fill the limited spaces available. The expedition is boat based on the Nenita riverboat, and will be traveling to the Ampiyacu River, home to a number of Bora,...

2013-01-25 09:29:46

The mosquitoes that spread dengue fever tap into the domestic networks of humans, along with their bloodstreams, finds a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The data from Iquitos, Peru, shows that the trail of the most rapid transmission of human infections does not lead through large, public gathering places, as might be expected, but from house-to-house, as people visit nearby friends and relatives. “It´s common in a...

2012-03-22 23:02:58

Rainforest Cruises specializes in Amazon River Cruises and Tours. Celebrating the Amazon's designation as a New World Wonder, summer cruises and tours will be deeply discounted. Guests save from 10% - 35% on cruises ranging from budget to luxury, with further discounts on land tours and free travel insurance. Gulfport, FL (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 Rainforest Cruises, Specialists in Amazon River Cruises and Tours, is offering incredible Amazon travel deals this summer. Celebrating the Amazon's...

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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. Officials in Loreto province said on Tuesday the river in the northeast city of Iquitos fell to 347.67 feet above sea level, which is 1.6 feet lower than it was in 2005.  The draining river has brought economic havoc in some areas of Peru that depend on the world's biggest river for shipping. Regions civil...

2005-10-07 14:14:04

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Water levels along Peru's stretch of the Amazon river have fallen to 35-year lows following a series of recent hurricanes along U.S. and Mexican coasts and years of deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Peru's National Meteorological Service, SENAMHI, said. According to studies at Peru's main Amazon jungle town, Iquitos, water volumes in October have fallen to 423,700 cubic feet a second from a normal average of 882,866 cubic feet a second, SENAMHI told daily...

2005-10-07 14:10:00

LIMA, Peru -- Water levels along Peru's stretch of the Amazon river have fallen to 35-year lows following a series of recent hurricanes along U.S. and Mexican coasts and years of deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Peru's National Meteorological Service, SENAMHI, said. According to studies at Peru's main Amazon jungle town, Iquitos, water volumes in October have fallen to 423,700 cubic feet a second from a normal average of 882,866 cubic feet a second, SENAMHI told daily newspaper Peru.21 on...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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