View Full Version : Beaver Dam Visible from Space
05-05-2010, 08:34 PM
Visible from Space. (http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/05/05/1654258/Beaver-Dam-Visible-From-Space)
The 2790 ft. long beaver dam, built (where else) in Canada, is over twice as long as the Hoover Dam, the world's largest man-made dam at 1244 feet long. (Though both will be dwarfed by the Three Gorges Dam when it opens, at 7661 ft.)
05-05-2010, 08:53 PM
Wait, so all that brown is a beaver dam?
05-05-2010, 08:56 PM
Oh, I thought it was just the spots the arrows were pointing to... suppose that makes more sense, though. (I'd RTFA, but Slashdot just keeps re-loading.)
05-05-2010, 08:59 PM
05-05-2010, 09:04 PM
Original Sun (UK) story here (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2958779/Beaver-dam-seen-from-space.html).
Maybe it's just along that line, not the whole brown area from the first image.
05-05-2010, 09:09 PM
Next week: Dental Dam Visible From Space.
05-05-2010, 09:34 PM
They'll probably have their own show on History/Discovery/TLC within the month. Deforestation is all (http://www.history.com/shows/ax-men) the (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/american-loggers/american-loggers.html) rage (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=1.15479.25997.37440.4) now.
Wow, beavers are Canada's version of wetbacks.
05-05-2010, 11:23 PM
Wow, beavers are Canada's version of wetbacks.But beavers are busy building their own houses.
I'll apologize in advance.
05-06-2010, 01:03 AM
This is why communal animals will always be cooler than loners in my book. Thanks for sharing.
05-06-2010, 01:28 AM
Beavers are great.
05-06-2010, 09:10 AM
Dam, baby, dam!
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