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Total Amazonian tree species tally is at 11,676 so far: Study

Total Amazonian tree species tally is at 11,676 so far: Study

There are vast numbers of tree species in the Amazon rainforest in comparison to elsewhere worldwide. It would take over 300 years to record them all. In fact, for the past three centuries, intrepid explorers have been collecting data and recording information regarding the different tree species in the Amazon.

A latest study conducted by scientists from the Field Museum of Natural History suggested that the total Amazonian tree species tally is at 11,676 so far.

Extensive deepwater reef system uncovered below Amazon’s thick, dirty plume

Extensive deepwater reef system uncovered below Amazon’s thick, dirty plume

A unique type of deepwater reef system has been discovered in the Amazon River and the research team has indicated that the reef system could be spread over hundreds of miles. The extensive deepwater reef system up to 120 km offshore has been discovered below the Amazon’s thick, dirty plume. The discovery explained the journal Science Advances has caught many by surprise, in fact for the researchers who were hunting for it. The study was conducted by team of researchers from United States and Brazil.

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