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2012-01-28 14:07:01

This Envisat image shows part of central Morocco from the Atlantic Ocean to the west, over the Atlas mountains and into arid parts of Algeria further inland.

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2010-07-23 06:20:00

Researchers sifting through Google Earth images have discovered what may be the world’s best-preserved small impact crater in a remote area of the Sahara desert in southwestern Egypt.

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2008-10-01 10:50:00

New North African climate reconstructions reveal three ‘green Sahara’ episodes during which the present-day Sahara Desert was almost completely covered with extensive grasslands, lakes and ponds over the course of the last 120.000 years.


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2008-11-25 22:23:36

The African Harrier Hawk (Polyboroides typus), or Gymnogene, is a bird of prey found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Its natural habitat is woodland with palm trees and often near water. Adults are about 23.5 to 26 inches in length. The upperparts, head and breast are pale gray. The belly is white with fine dark barring. The broad wings are pale gray with a black trailing edge fringed with a narrow white line. The tail is black with a single broad white band. There is a bare facial...

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2007-10-23 14:00:57

The Rhim Gazelle (Gazella leptoceros), also known as the Slender-horned Gazelle or the Sand Gazelle, is a slender gazelle, most adapted to desert life. The Rhim Gazelle is found in isolated pockets across the central Sahara Desert. The extreme heat of this environment limits their feeding to the early morning and evening and it gains most of its water requirements from dew and plant moisture, relying little on open water sources. It is a nomadic species moving across its desert range in...

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2006-08-17 16:07:32

The Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus) is a species of horned owls. They inhabit most of Africa south to the Sahara Desert away from dense forests. They are nocturnal hunters spending the day concealed in trees, rock ledges or abandoned burrows. They are found in areas with rocky outcroppings, scrub land open woods and semi deserts. It is a medium sized owl and one of the smallest Eagle owls. Their height is around 18 inches and weighs from 1 to 1.8 pounds. Their wingspan is 13 inches...

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2006-02-27 14:45:01

The African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is a large species of eagle. They are quite common near freshwater lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, although they can sometimes be found near the coast at the mouths of rivers or lagoons. As their name implies African fish eagles are indigenous to Africa, ranging over most of continental Africa south of the southern-most edge of the Sahara Desert. Females are often larger than the males. Males usually have a wingspan of about 6 feet, while females...

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