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Google Earth Leads to Major Discovery

by Rachel Levitt

Tags: Science and Technology, discoveries, Google Earth, Internet, Mozambique, environmental discoveries, animal species, Africa, The Age, The Guardian,

Google EarthFurther solidifying Google move towards total world dominance, Australia's newspaper the Age reports that scientists recently discovered hundreds of new species, including new birds, insects, and monkeys, using Google Earth.

The location of the find on Mount Mabu, Mozambique, was originally singled out for a possible conservation project, but researchers decided to take a closer look when they saw previously unexplored patches of vegetation. You can see the gorgeous photos on the Guardian website.

Image courtesy of marcbel, licensed under Creative Commons.