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By Tim Flannery

Twenty-five years in the past, a tender Australian museum curator named Tim Flannery got down to study the fauna of the Pacific Islands. beginning with a survey of 1 of the main inaccessible islands in Melanesia, the younger scientist came upon himself ghost whispering, snake wrestling and Quadoi looking looking for a small bat that grew to become out to not be earthshatteringly interesting.

With debts of studying, naming and infrequently consuming new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by way of neighborhood customs; and ancient medical expeditions, Flannery, now one of many world’s best environmentalists, takes us on a charming trip via one of the most diversified and miraculous areas on the earth.

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I buy as much as I can carry. The port of San Antonio is busy—80 percent of fruit grown in Argentina’s lush river valleys and bound for Europe, the United States, and Russia comes through here. By the end of the day, long after I’d gulped down the last of my water, I’d imagine quenching my thirst on the pears and apples, peaches and plums, nectarines and grapes on passing container ships. We walk and walk and walk in the hot sand and glaring sun looking for knots. González didn’t come to her expertise in shorebirds by choice.

There was no equipment to apply it. Nor was there a major cleanup. A few front-end loaders couldn’t remove what would have required 12,000 loads in dump trucks. A brief survey of 25 miles of beach found dead and dying cormorants, penguins, terns, ducks, albatross, plover, whimbrel. The science advisor, Roy Hann from Texas A&M, wasn’t able to visit beaches in Bahía Lomas and Bahía Posesión where oil had also washed ashore. Whether the spill oiled red knots and Hudsonian godwits will never be known.

I buy as much as I can carry. The port of San Antonio is busy—80 percent of fruit grown in Argentina’s lush river valleys and bound for Europe, the United States, and Russia comes through here. By the end of the day, long after I’d gulped down the last of my water, I’d imagine quenching my thirst on the pears and apples, peaches and plums, nectarines and grapes on passing container ships. We walk and walk and walk in the hot sand and glaring sun looking for knots. González didn’t come to her expertise in shorebirds by choice.

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