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The mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan and its surrounding also hold a rich historical significance, filled with rock carvings, the volcanoes themselves and also a musical rock in the region called the ‘Gaval Dash’ which is only found in Azerbaijan (Gobustan state reserve) which is a large flat stoneformed by three supports and produces a tambourine like sound when it is struck.   -
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The mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan and its surrounding also hold a rich historical significance, filled with rock carvings, the volcanoes themselves and also a musical rock in the region called the ‘Gaval Dash’ which is only found in Azerbaijan (Gobustan state reserve) which is a large flat stoneformed by three supports and produces a tambourine like sound when it is struck.   -
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HH:  Earth Burps ~~~

The mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan and its surrounding also hold a rich historical significance, filled with rock carvings, the volcanoes themselves and also a musical rock in the region called the ‘Gaval Dash’ which is only found in Azerbaijan (Gobustan state reserve) which is a large flat stoneformed by three supports and produces a tambourine like sound when it is struck.   -

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Cichlid Chompers
The jaw anatomy of Lake Malawi cichlids is governed by a core dental gene network common to the earliest jawless fishes and modern vertebrates.
PLOS BIOLOGY,  Ryan Bloomquist 

Cichlid Chompers

The jaw anatomy of Lake Malawi cichlids is governed by a core dental gene network common to the earliest jawless fishes and modern vertebrates.

PLOS BIOLOGY,  Ryan Bloomquist 

The tiny sea creatures, called “by-the-wind sailors,” washed ashore in Humboldt, California (above) and other beaches along the West Coast.Credit: M. Sid Kelly, YouTube screenshot

The tiny sea creatures, called “by-the-wind sailors,” washed ashore in Humboldt, California (above) and other beaches along the West Coast.
Credit: M. Sid Kelly, YouTube screenshot

Arapaima can weigh more than 28st (180kg) and are highly prized by fishermen
A 10ft (3m) long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, scientists have revealed.
Arapaima populations were found to be extinct in eight of the 41 communities studied, and extremely low on average.
Fishermen were trained to count the fish as part of a large-scale survey.
Researchers concluded that the effects of fishing on tropical fish was worse than previously thought.
Study results are reported in Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems.
They are air-breathing and come to the surface every five to 15 minutes, making them easy to catch.
Their size means they are highly sought after and are landed by fishermen using harpoons and gillnets.
A century ago the giant fish dominated fisheries in the Amazon but the researchers say overfishing has dramatically reduced their numbers.

Source:  BBC Nature News

Arapaima can weigh more than 28st (180kg) and are highly prized by fishermen

A 10ft (3m) long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, scientists have revealed.

Arapaima populations were found to be extinct in eight of the 41 communities studied, and extremely low on average.

Fishermen were trained to count the fish as part of a large-scale survey.

Researchers concluded that the effects of fishing on tropical fish was worse than previously thought.

Study results are reported in Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems.

They are air-breathing and come to the surface every five to 15 minutes, making them easy to catch.

Their size means they are highly sought after and are landed by fishermen using harpoons and gillnets.

A century ago the giant fish dominated fisheries in the Amazon but the researchers say overfishing has dramatically reduced their numbers.

Source:  BBC Nature News

Bore tides occur when an incoming high tide collides with the outgoing tide in a narrow channel, generating a turbulent wave front. Getty Images photographer Streeter Lecka was recently lucky enough to spend six days on Turnagain Arm, photographing the brave souls who venture out onto the mudflats to ride these waves. 
The sun sets over Cook Inlet, behind a group of surfers riding the bore tide, on July 15, 2014, near Anchorage, Alaska.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Bore tides occur when an incoming high tide collides with the outgoing tide in a narrow channel, generating a turbulent wave front. Getty Images photographer Streeter Lecka was recently lucky enough to spend six days on Turnagain Arm, photographing the brave souls who venture out onto the mudflats to ride these waves. 
The sun sets over Cook Inlet, behind a group of surfers riding the bore tide, on July 15, 2014, near Anchorage, Alaska.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Bore tides occur when an incoming high tide collides with the outgoing tide in a narrow channel, generating a turbulent wave front. Getty Images photographer Streeter Lecka was recently lucky enough to spend six days on Turnagain Arm, photographing the brave souls who venture out onto the mudflats to ride these waves. 
The sun sets over Cook Inlet, behind a group of surfers riding the bore tide, on July 15, 2014, near Anchorage, Alaska.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Bore tides occur when an incoming high tide collides with the outgoing tide in a narrow channel, generating a turbulent wave front. Getty Images photographer Streeter Lecka was recently lucky enough to spend six days on Turnagain Arm, photographing the brave souls who venture out onto the mudflats to ride these waves. 
The sun sets over Cook Inlet, behind a group of surfers riding the bore tide, on July 15, 2014, near Anchorage, Alaska.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Bore tides occur when an incoming high tide collides with the outgoing tide in a narrow channel, generating a turbulent wave front. Getty Images photographer Streeter Lecka was recently lucky enough to spend six days on Turnagain Arm, photographing the brave souls who venture out onto the mudflats to ride these waves. 

The sun sets over Cook Inlet, behind a group of surfers riding the bore tide, on July 15, 2014, near Anchorage, Alaska.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)