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Easiest fishing spot in world. Amazing video shot in the Amazon river in Brazil, the fish just jump to your boat.
One big anaconda in the amazon river
http://www.fertur-travel.com/iquitos_tours.html The Amazon River in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest The Amazon River dominates South Americafrom its source in the Peruvian Andes to its mouth on the east coast of Brazil. The first European to find it was Francisco de Orellana in 1542. The Amazon is the longest and broadest river in the world, and covers the largest land area. Its 6756 kilometers or 4,197 miles long, more than 40 kilometers longer than the Nile. For most of its length the river is sinuous, creating a web of channels and thousands of islands. On average the Amazon is 50 meters deep and between 4 and 6 kilometers wide. River boat tours leave from Iquitos to the eastern edge of the Amazon in Brazil, a journey that takes weeks, but shorter trips can take visitors to jungle lodges for a glimpse of the rivers abundant wildlife.. Fertur Peru Travel. A full service travel agency and tour operator dedicated to making your journey to Peru a dream come true. Visit us at: http://www.fertur-travel.com/iquitos_tours.html Peru tours to Iquitos hotels peru peru tour huaraz peru caraz peru inca trail peru trip peru tourism peru alpamayo hiking peru travel agency peru climbing peru tour operator peru peru tourism trekking Peru peru flights peru bike tours tour companies
This clip is part of the 37 minute videoguide "Cruising The Amazon River" available in English on sale at http://www.wocmultimedia.com/dvd/peruuk.htm#6 - here's a short itinerary from Iquitos cruise downward - visit to the Huitoto-Bora people - the local communities of Pevas and Requena - coming back to Iquitos.
Questa clip è parte della videoguida di 37 minuti "Navigando il Rio delle Amazzoni" in vendita su http://www.wocmultimedia.com/dvd/peru.htm#6 La videoguida è disponibile in Italiano o con i sottotitoli in Inglese. In questa clip visitiamo il villaggio indigeno degli Huitoto-Bora con le loro danze e poi le comunità di Pevas e Requena con il fascino della foresta tropicale...Non perdetevi la guida completa che ha molte più sorprese e curiosità
They went underground to study oil wells… but KSAT reports-- that’s not what researchers in South America found.
“Scientists in Brazil have discovered a huge river flowing underneath the Amazon River.”
You heard right-- a river underneath a river. Rio Hamza is the name… and KABC reports-- it’s no small piece of real estate.
“Brazil’s National Observatory says the underground river is nearly as long as the Amazon itself—nearly 3700 miles.”
The two rivers do share similarities… but the International Business Times points out their differences.
“… both the Amazon and Hamza flow from west to east, but they differ in their width. The Amazon ranges from 1 kilometer to 100 kilometers in width, while Hamza ranges from 200 kilometers to 400 kilometers. However, the Amazon flows much faster than the Hamza.”
Media are throwing around the word ‘river’ quite often when referring to the discovery. But according to researcher and namesake Valiya Hamza — it’s not like the river you and I are thinking of. Nature has his comments.
“As Hamza himself makes clear, this is not a river in the conventional sense. ‘This is water flowing through porous rock, mainly sandstone and under that, conglomerate,’ he says. Unlike a true river, this underground water flow has ‘no fixed boundary’.”
The Guardian reports-- the river starts in the Acre region under the Andes and flows through the Solimoes, Amazonas, and Marajo basins before opening out directly into the Atlantic.
But a geologist with Petrobras tells the BBC—this can’t be right.
“Water and other fluids could indeed flow through the porous sedimentary rock, he said, but would be unlikely to reach the Atlantic Ocean because the sedimentary basins containing the porous rock were separated by older rock deposits that would form an impermeable barrier.”
Professor Hamza sought to make it clear that all of the research is in a preliminary stage. He expects to confirm the existence of the flow under the Amazon within the next few years.
Ed Stafford is the first man to walk the entire length of the Amazon River. He talks to Bear Grylls about the challenges he faced on his 4,000 mile trek.
a clip taken on the rio Momon (a tributary of the Nanay). Two grey dolphins are just coming to the surface. Hard to see but.....
Just be sure to mind the piranhas.
Produced by some other pro this video is all about getting there, and how to stay alive in the worlds longest tidal wave. You can find some other cool videos on surfinjaco.com Most are viewable through my metacafe channel
$1 billion investment in technology helps to bridge the "Digital Divide" between industrialized countries and the developing world
Story: The World Economic Forum, Davos, 24-28 January 2006
January 24-28th, Government, academic and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos will discuss how to bridge the mammoth "Digital Divide" between western society and developing countries of the third world. The digital revolution has established broadband Internet in well over 60% of industrialized countries, but below 1% in the rest of the developing world.
One of the new and much discussed initiatives is installing Wi-MAX in remote regions of the world. WiMax is a long range wireless technology that provides high-speed Internet links without the necessity for telephone lines and cables. The goal is to make the Internet a truly global information tool,not one reserved for developed countries.
In Egypt, Brazil, South Africa, India and China, the digital transformations are underway. Intel has already installed these high-speed Internet links and computers into classrooms and medical clinics in several small communities. A few are in some of the most remote inhabited places on Earth. Intel is donating one billion dollars over the next five years to transform underdeveloped communities to help improve the health, education, and business skills of its residents.
Two prime examples are in Egypt and in the middle of the Amazon River. Working with Egypt's government, business and education leaders, Intel installed a state-of-the-art WiMAX network to connect two public schools, a health care center on wheels, a municipal building and an e-government services kiosk in the small rural town of Oseem. Intel also donated and installed computers in the mobile health center and PC labs at the two schools where students and teachers can regularly connect to the outside world for the first time.
The Internet is a great technological advancement because it helps us learn and advance," said Khaled Mohamed Ragab, a 14-year-old student at Oseem's BORTOS School. "We can also talk to the rest of the world and meet new friends on the Internet."
Healthcare workers can now remotely diagnose patients too, access training programs and receive advice from specialists hundreds of miles over video links using an advancement called Telemedicine., And, children in schools now have access to the vast knowledge resources on the web.
The World Economic Forum in Davos is focusing on emerging economies as they start to integrate more rapidly into the global network and Intel's $1 billion investment in under-developed communities reflects this trend.
"The next billion Internet users will be from rural areas like Oseem," said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, who toured the village to explore how similar programs could be replicated in other regions. This issue has led Barrett, who also chairs the United Nation's Global Alliance for ICT and Development, to 10 developing countries from the Amazon to Africa in the past 100 days.
"Technology has expanded what is possible for the people of Oseem," said Mr Barrett. "Intel is committed to support Egypt's leaders in accelerating access to technology so its people can get better health care, education and work skills."
Intel's investment over the next five years is part of its World Ahead Program that aims to infuse under-developed communities with technology to help improve their education, healthcare work and business skills.
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A few surfers go to the Amazon during the Lunar Equinox. Once a year a tidal wave comes through the Amazon river. This is a trailer for the first documentary about surfing this river.
I traveled 500 kms up the Amazon River to see if this village was still surviving on solar power after five years....and that cat at the end only has a few toes left because it likes to fish for piranha.
Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches is a 5,000 square foot interactive, bilingual exhibition developed by the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium. Created for everyone, especially families with children, the exhibit takes visitors to seven ports of call along the most biologically diverse river in the world, the Amazon. Here they encounter amazing creatures including notorious piranhas, enormous anacondas, beautiful stingrays, and mysterious pink dolphins. Through hands-on activities, original multimedia presentations, computer interactives, story telling, live fish in uniquely designed tanks, original artifacts, dance, music, and live demonstrations, museum visitors investigate the region's incredible biodiversity, encounter field researchers making incredible new discoveries, and participate in a celebration of the Amazon River.
After a frantic battle, Jeremy is able to a haul a 150 pound Arapaima up the murky banks of the Amazon. River Monsters airs on Animal Planet Sundays at 10pm. www.animalplanet.com/rivermonsters