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Biggest beaver dam seen from space

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 02:18 PM
TORONTO - A Canadian-based ecologist says he has located the world's largest beaver dam in northwestern Canada using Google satellite technology.

Ecologist Jean Thie located the 2,788-foot (850-meter) dam using Google Earth and NASA technology while researching the rate of melting permafrost in the country's far north.

Situated in northern Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park, which straddles the Alberta-Northwest Territories border, the dam stretches more than eight football fields long.

Wow, That dam is huge, i have never even seen anything close to that size..

posted on May, 9 2010 @ 02:56 PM
link one thinks this is a cool find eh?
well i thought it was pretty cool..

posted on May, 9 2010 @ 03:06 PM
Very cool find, notmuch else to say about it.
I wonder how long it took to make.

We had some beavers near here, used to build up a dam that would floo the trail and some houses.

The humane society was getting someone out to move them, when a fellow went out and shot 'em. Buried them to.
Waste, plenty of places they could have been put in where they wouldn't have affected anything.

posted on May, 9 2010 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by RuneSpider

According to the article...
Using past images and park aerial photography, Thie concluded that the eager beavers began their work in the 1970s and that generations of the rodents have worked on it since.

Now that's a long time..

posted on May, 9 2010 @ 03:11 PM
Please continue the discussion in the existing thread.

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