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Amazon Expedition: An Album

Unexplored Territory

A Tucunaré fish caught during an expedition in the Amazon.

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A view down the throat of a Tucunaré fish, caught during a 20-day expedition in December 2010 to an unexplored area in the Meridional Brazilian Amazon.

Going Fishing

Researchers look for fish during Amazon expedition

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Rosalvo Duarte and James Bilce, members of the ictiology team, conducting their work at Madeirinha River. The expedition also turned up several possible new species of fish, including a catfish and a tetra.

In Bloom

Flowers found on an expedition in the Amazon

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Some flowers found near the Roosevelt River. The expedition explored four protected areas of the Guariba-Roosevelt Extractive Reserve, the Tucumã State Park and the Roosevelt River and Madeirinha River. It was intended to gather information to improvement the management of these areas.

São Lourenço

A riverside community glimpsed during an expedition in the Amazon.

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São Lourenço is the most important community of Guariba River.

Beautiful Bird

A macaw seen during an expedition in the Amazon.

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A blue and yellow macaw Ara ararauna seen during the expedition.

Fruit of the Amazon

Camu camu is a famous fruit in the Amazon.

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Camu-camu ,Myrciaria dúbia, is one of the most famous fruits of the Amazon.

A Fish This Big

Measuring a fish during an expedition in the Amazon

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Measuring a fish during the expedition. The region has 208 registered fish species, so far two of these appear to be new to science, but others are still being processed.

Headed to Camp

Expedition in the Amazon heads to their fourth camp.

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The expedition heads toward the site of their fourth settlement. This trip took twelve hours.

Bird of Prey

A great black hawk flying near the Roosevelt River during an expedition to the Amazon.

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A great black hawk Urubitinga urubitinga flying near to the Roosevelt River.

Map-Making Stop

A settlement visited during an expedition in the Amazon.

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The Cujubim settlement, where the researchers worked with residents to construct maps.

An Orchid

An orchid found during an expedition in the Amazon.

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An orchid registered during the expedition.