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posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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I'd like some seeds from those trees. I could build a smurf house with a huge tree like that !!




posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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Probably not. If they did that, then it would effectively end the potential for profits. That would be a stupid move for any business.

I still agree it's safer to leave it untouched, but hotels will not spell disaster for the island.

There are places in the world where people are allowed to visit but there are very strict rules about what can be brought and touched there.

It's okay, really.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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Tourism can be a very good thing when properly controlled. Not all people are ungrateful idiots. The hubby and I pick up trash no matter where we go and I'm sure there's more than a few like us.

Easter Islanders deforested their own land...then there's Pitcairn Island, tourism didn't cause that.

Eco-tourism and contacts with the outside world could help the locals better manage their resources and protect the environment. Maybe with the whole world watching oil speculators and their ilk will stay the hell out. Maybe the locals could find an alternative to cutting live trees. I read something about the islanders needing wood to produce lime.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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But i think the most important question is, how much oil do these islands contain?



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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Here are some more selected pics. Enjoy!







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Pics Courtesy:
summerlandsocotra



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:09 AM
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Sounds like they're staying offshore for now. I found a pdf "A New Phase of Exploration in Yemen Heavy Oil - ever more important" it says Yemen has a number of offshore exploration blocks on offer to the hydrocarbon industry, 4 are in the vicinity of Socotra Island. They're calling it a frontier area where only 3 wells have been drilled.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:41 AM
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Wicked find! Thanks for sharing!


S&F



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:21 AM
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What a wonderful, gorgeous, peaceful place that is

It Reminds me some of my Realm World places i have been to.

S&F
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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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Nice one s&f

I did this one a while ago

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Earth's alien landscapes Socotra Island is in the link on my post along with 9 OTHERS.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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In the current economic climate those that could pay to get there aren't interested and those who would be interested in going can't afford to



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:46 AM
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Did I miss it or did no one identify the trees? (They are Baobab trees) Not sure if it is a distant relative or not, but there is a miniature version (supposedly fairly common. I got one at Home Depot) called a Desert Rose. Same trunk, similar branch structure & pink flowers. Very cool plants, but they stop blooming for a while if they get wet or rained on.

The ones with the mushroom shaped canopies are Dracaena trees. Like the houseplant, but vastly more developed. I was thinking the island was part of Madagascar, but it was the other way round.

Great post! S&F.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:17 AM
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Beautiful! Never knew about this, but as others state. Lets keep this one quiet.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
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So only idiots who consider themselves above 90% of all people are allowed to admire this? Idiots like you?

NEWSFLASH: We own this planet, we can do what we want and certainly, this would be a nice place for a vacation. It looks interesting, every human should have the right and chance to be there, to see it.

We do not own this planet, Mother Nature can take everything away from us whenever she wants, maybe if she was treated with more respect and care this planet wouldn't be getting run into the toilet.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:22 AM
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And you are sure this is planet earth!? Wow, it is magnificent! I feel like I am back on another planet, it is so stunning. Thank you so much for posting this, Avatar person.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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You can get seeds for those trees / plants on ebay etc. Look for "Dragon's Blood" tree (which makes an interesting incense), and "bottle tree" and also "baobab". Some might also find interest in Banyan trees, Elephant Tree, and some others I cant think of right now. My Dracaena seeds didn't live the way I tried them last year, but my Elephant Trees and Boabab Digita seedlings survived the FL winter. Bottle trees are cool because they store water, hence the term, and apparently giant Baobabs hold something like 1000's of gallons of water that can be 'tapped'.

Oh, and the 'trunk' of my Jatropha Biodiesel Plants are much similar looking to my baobab at its current height, thicker even although not so bizaare looking. Easy germinator, and cuttings. Can grow to 20'+ on something like a couple inches of water per year. Baobabs can take 6+ months to germinate so gibberellic acid is recommended to rapidify the germination process. Of my 4 Jatophas last year I did one in a 5 gallon pot: the root grew right thru the bottom so hard I cant move it without severing the root, although it can survive it and a new one might even prout from the root

Sequoia & Redwood seeds are also readily available and grow in many places that might surpprise you, would also be neat along side these others.

Every species I've mentioned except maybe one also make great bonsai specimens if you'd like this in your liviing room. Outdoors most don't need to be watered except Banyan Tree enjoys being near a body of water in my eyes' experience.

Some other bizarre gardens inclusions would the "Monkey Puzzle Tree", "ZZ Plant" (I saw one of these at Home Debit yesterday), some of the Cycads, Aloe Tree (more than one species), Euphorbia "Devil's Backbone" and other euphorbias for sure, sensitive plant mimosa pudica, Telegraph Plant (the "dancing plant"), living stones, Lapidaria Margarethae Rosynebos, countless other succulents and of course carnivorous plants.

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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:24 AM
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Booking my seat, and my boat ticket...
Thanks for posting OP.


 
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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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WOW AND AMAZING!!!!

And it does look like another planet world,,,,lol....

Suprised Hollywood has not made a movie there...

There are islands out there that no one has stepped a foot on for some time,,,reminds me of that movie with Tom Hanks....

Loss for words and thanks for sharing....



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 05:45 AM
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Mabye its just me, but these plants are the ugliest things i have ever seen, the one growing on the edge of the rock is just horrific. Some of them look as if there about to grow legs and walk away
. Still, ugly or not, i respect it is a peacefull and unspoiled place and hope it stays like that. Nothing beautiful to see here.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 06:14 AM
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Originally posted by Monkeygod333
Booking my seat, and my boat ticket...
Thanks for posting OP.


 
Posted Via ATS Mobile: m.abovetopsecret.com
 



www.tropicalparadise.net...



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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All I can say is 'looks great' and I hope it gets left alone....

I would like to visit that Island though.... going to check how to get there now....

I reckon there is some great Medicinal Plants/Shrubs out there.... definately a place I could go explore on my own without being afraid to wonder out at night!!


Just had a read about this Island.... Its almost as if the weather is trying to keep people away from it.... stopping them from getting there and ruining it..... as if its meant to be left alone!!
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