Monday, December 15, 2008

A spider as big as a dinner plate?

The Greater Mekong, which is made up of 600,000 square kilometres of wetlands and rainforest along the Mekong River in Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and China is home to over 1000 new species.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

New Images from Alfred Viola

We have been releasing a new set of images by Alfred Viola. He and his wife, Joy Viola, have spent quite a bit of time taking images while traveling to all 7 continents. This is a wonderful collection of images that continues to grow. You can see the latest images on Alfred's author page.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mediterranean fruit fly population in San Diego County, California

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the finding of a Mediterranean fruit fly population in the El Cajon area of San Diego County, California. APHIS is designating portions of San Diego County as a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) quarantine area and is applying restrictions on the interstate movement of regulated articles from that area. These actions are necessary to prevent the spread of Medfly to noninfested areas of the United States.

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