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Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Flash Flood, An Earthquake and A Tsunami, A Mount Eruption- Three Natural Disasters in Indonesia in One Month

Local children observe Indonesian military personel unload relief goods for tsunami victims in the Mentawai islands at the port of Sikakap village in the Metawai islands, West Sumatra, on October 30, 2010. More than 130 people listed as missing have been found alive on high ground on a remote Indonesian island that was devastated by a tsunami five days ago, an official said (Kompas.com).

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rare giant piranha-eating crocodile has been caught

Wade spent eight days trying to land the fish and said he returned it to the river soon afterwards

Mail Online - British angler Jeremy Wade looks understandably anxious as he grapples with this ferocious-looking 'giant piranha'.

The 52-year-old caught the aptly-named goliath tigerfish during a fishing expedition up the Congo River in Africa.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Endangered Freshwater River Dolphins

Indus river dolphin
freshwater-dolphins-threatened-indus-river Local men rescue an Indus river dolphin in Sind Province, Pakistan.

The endangered Indus dolphin is the only river dolphin species on the rise, with populations estimated at around 1,700 in 2006, up from 1,200 in 2001.