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Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest — in the blink of an eye.
Conservationists recently spotted a new species of bird simply strolling the streets of Cambodia’s busy capital city, according to a report in the journal Forktail.
The diversity of life in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, which includes portions of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is so astonishing that a new species is found every two days.
Urgent action needed to save critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Irrawaddy dolphin numbers have declined to just 85 in Southeast Asiaâ€™s Mekong River, leading researchers to conclude that the population is at high risk of extinction, a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey revealed.
LITTLETON, Colo., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to giving cruisers more "suite" options in Europe with a trio of Suite Ships in 2012, Avalon Waterways is preparing to invite travelers aboard three unique ships on four new itineraries in Egypt and Southeast Asia.
Scientists discovered an average of three new biological species each week in the Greater Mekong region of Asia, including such unique life forms as a fish with vampire-like fangs and a 22-foot tall carnivorous plant, international conservation group WWF announced on Wednesday.
The Blackline rasbora, Rasbora borapetensis, is an aquarium fish of the family Cyprinidae found in Asia from the Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Klong basins, and also northern Malay Peninsula. It grows to about 1.57 in (4 cm). It has an incomplete lateral line, reaching at most to the anal fin origin - a dark brown mid-lateral stripe from gill opening to somewhat in front of the caudal fin base, not widening posteriorly and above it a second, pale stripe. There is no black pigment on the...
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
- The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.