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Interesting Places: Socotra

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Dragon's Blood Tree, by dianadrz@flickr

Dragon's Blood Tree, by dianadrz@flickr

Socotra is an archipelago of islands in the Indian Ocean off the Horn of Africa that hosts some of the more interesting plant and animal species in the world.

Its separation from the African mainland occurred sometime in the Miocene geologic era, a period roughly 5 to 23 million years ago, and this isolation is one of the primary causes for the continued survival of its indiginous species.

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Written by Tijger Tsou

March 14th, 2009 at 10:13 am