Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The rhino and the coelacanth



Introducing China to two icons of biodiversity in SA – the rhino and the coelacanth
South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) at the Beijing Science Festival

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Google Earth enables remote tracking of fish catches Scidev.net

From Scidev.net

Speed Read:


  • A study used the program’s satellite-based imagery to track Persian Gulf fishing
  • It estimated that actual catches were six times officially reported take
  • Experts say the technique could be used to monitor and control fishing