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Old 02-22-2019, 12:38 AM
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How do you miss something this size for over 100 years? Was it just too fast to be seen?

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Old 03-05-2019, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: Extinct tortoise found?

It probably has a lot to do with not really looking. Access to the Galapagos is strictly limited so not many people go there- and many of them are looking up or down at ants or birds. it's good that no one did find them, because they would probably have grabbed them- which is what happened to this one. Sure, it was grabbed by conservationists who will care for it and try to find it a mate, but it was re-located nonetheless. Did anyone ask it if it felt the need to move?
It also could be because we humans have a great ability to not see things right in front of our faces if those things are not what we expect, or believe in. Kind of like anti-vaxers, flat earthers or evolution deniers. Taking children on expeditions could increase the number of things found exponentially. It certainly works when rock hunting. Just make sure you check their pockets.
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Hard to ask a critter.

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Old 03-08-2019, 03:41 PM
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It’s actually very easy to miss something like this. Size wise it’s like losing a basketball in New York City. Island is about that big.
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Makes you wonder what else is still out there that has yet to be discovered. Would love for Ivory Billed Woodpeckers to be rediscovered.
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