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Un-masking the true identity of the Tasman Booby

Remote volcanic islands, ancient bones, scientists and a species brought back from the dead. It might sound like a Jurassic Park rip-off but this is the story of how a diverse team of researchers un-covered the fate of the Tasman Booby. Unearthing history On Lord Howe Island, the husk of an old volcano 1600km east of Australia, a storm thrashed against the coast. The wild weather gouged chunks out of the cliff face, tearing off layer after layer of history.…

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On the path of the Spreadwing

We were threading on a narrow foot path, running across a rainforest leading to the Adam’s Peak mountain, the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka and the fourth highest in the country. Our team of five naturalists was ascending the mountain slowly as we were frequently held by interesting animals, beautiful sceneries of forests, mountains and streams or by occasional heavy rains. The Peak Wilderness Mountain range has always amazed me. The vast forest ranges covering the misty mountains reaching…

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