Satellites Enlisted in Search for New Species

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 13, 2005   View Article

Conservation biologists have recruited sophisticated satellites to help discover and protect unknown species before they disappear.

Sensors on the satellites can collect information such as the vegetation, climate, and topography of remote and unexplored regions, explained Christopher Raxworthy, the associate curator of herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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