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rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 1 by rod-the-farmer

Stand back ! We are about to do science !

Wed, 16 May 2012 17:14:23 UTC | #941873

Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Comment 2 by Schrodinger's Cat

Good to see the golden eagle making a comeback in the UK.....though the map conflicts slightly with the RSPB distribution, which tends to suggest northern England has a Lake District population ( I have seen them there ) rather than the northern Pennines.

Wed, 16 May 2012 17:28:54 UTC | #941875

cheesedoff17's Avatar Comment 3 by cheesedoff17

Wonderful. Ah! if only the world were run by NASA. and Google.

Wed, 16 May 2012 19:46:19 UTC | #941904

Geoff 21's Avatar Comment 4 by Geoff 21

Sounds great, but to get up-to-date information it could be better in some areas, where there are online databases of specific species-group scientific societies, to go to them and then export the data to Google Earth. For example.

Wed, 16 May 2012 19:59:05 UTC | #941907

bluebird's Avatar Comment 5 by bluebird

I think public support (and therefore congressional funding) for NASA would increase if the Earth Sciences division (and this sort of project) were more well known.

Poor brown bats - according to a recent BBC article, WNS has now spread to Canada :(

All Organisms, Large & Small

Don't forget "All Things Dull & Ugly" ;)

Wed, 16 May 2012 20:46:24 UTC | #941915

nicksg's Avatar Comment 6 by nicksg

My word.Noah's Ark must have been bigger that I had thought! If there are 30,000 species of terrestial vertebrates,they would presumably all have had to go on the ark,meaning 60,000 at least if they all mated successfully...

Thu, 17 May 2012 08:26:39 UTC | #941988

dawkinsian-darwinian1859's Avatar Comment 7 by dawkinsian-darwinian1859

This is going to be great, wow I'm so excited. I've such a huge interest in Phylogenetics and biodiversity of this planet, can't wait and this should also help with conservation too.

Thu, 17 May 2012 11:11:17 UTC | #942007

crookedshoes's Avatar Comment 8 by crookedshoes

hey nicksg,

and all of them within walking distance of the ark!!!!

Thu, 17 May 2012 12:13:08 UTC | #942013

aquilacane's Avatar Comment 9 by aquilacane

As long as I don't get an email every time one dies... though, that would be a good idea for endangered species being tracked.

Thu, 17 May 2012 16:03:30 UTC | #942046

jbkaffe's Avatar Comment 10 by jbkaffe

Android app please. It would be the perfect companion to wiki on the ol' telecommunication aggregate...

Thu, 17 May 2012 17:43:39 UTC | #942072