Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Biggest beaver dam seen from space

A Canadian based researcher believes to have found the worlds largest beaver dam. The dam is located in Northwestern Canada. Researches found the dam by using Google satellite technology. The beaver dam is 2,788 feet tall and is visible by space. Researches found the dam accidentally when they were conducting research on the rate of melting permafrost in the region. Researchers in the area can not believe the size of this dam and say that it stretches for over 8 football fields long.

This is incredible that animals can built a structure so massive as this one. This type of engineering has to be carefully planned in order to ensure a sturdy structure. What is even cooler than the animals making the dam is the technology used to discover it. I find it awesome that we can use satellites in space to discover land features. The weird thing about this is that no one was actually looking for the dam, but somehow stumbled upon it while doing real research. All I have to say is I hope the dam doesn’t break anytime soon or that will be a huge disaster.


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