New discoveries on the Mekong
Despite losing the Javan rhino for good - the armor-skinned mammal was recently confirmed extinct - Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region continues to be a hotbed for wilderness exploration. Between 1997 and 2009, for instance, a whopping 1,376 new species were discovered inside the area, which spans Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and parts of southwest China.
And 2010? It was no different. The latest World Wildlife Fund report from the Greater Mekong details the 208 new species found in the region last year, including a new monkey, self-cloning skink and several carnivorous plants. Click through to see the incredible pictures from the exploration.
The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship has sailed again. Built in 1841, retired 80 years later, and kept on display since then, the Charles W. ... More The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship has sailed again. Built in 1841, retired 80 years later, and kept on display since then, the Charles W. Morgan set sail in July in the waters off Cape Cod. Once it roamed the seas to harvest whales. After more than five years of restoration, the majestic sailing ship is now used as a tool at Mystic Seaport to educate the public about preserving and protecting whales. Read more about the Charles W. Morgan: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140724-whaling-ship-new-england-boston-connecticut-sailing/
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