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There is so much left to be discovered in our world, and science has just released two exciting findings relating to the Amazon River and its surrounding rainforest!

Amazon River 11 Million Years Old:

Geologists studying boreholes in the sediment at the mouth of the Amazon River say the river took its present shape approximately 2.4 million years ago. LEARN MORE

New Sub-Species of Monkey Found in Brazilian Amazon:

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Thank you to the National Park Service! This summer you'll get free entry to Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Olympic and 143 other national parks on three different weekends:

  • June 20-21
  • July 18-19
  • August 15-16

For more information, visit the National Park Service's Web site: http://www.nps.gov

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Guests on the April 17 Galapagos Voyage witnessed one of nature's most extraordinary fireworks displays - a volcanic eruption! And while the eruption on Fernandina Island has garnered international news coverage, IE guest Dale Ghent captured these images and the emotion behind this sight perfectly.

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