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Old Jun 27th 2011, 07:33 PM
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657 New Islands Discovered Worldwide

Here's something you don't see every day hundreds of new islands have been discovered around the world.

The Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.

The researchers identified a total of 2,149 barrier islands worldwide using satellite images, topographical maps and navigational charts. The new total is significantly higher than the 1,492 islands identified in a 2001 survey conducted without the aid of publicly available satellite imagery.

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Nothing earth-shattering here, just an interesting article about the accuracy of satellite image mapping and barrier islands around the world.
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Old Jun 27th 2011, 07:47 PM
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Fascinating. Though I wonder how many of those can be added to the soon-to-disappear list.
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Goddamnit. I could have planted a flag on one of those.
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