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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 29, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #8127410

You mentioned Dodo once... was this the only island Dodos were found on? Was this the last island Dodos existed? Just wondering why this island was called Dodo island... Were they slaughtered for food, fun or just because they were annoying?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 29, 2010
7:25 AM

Post #8127441

Thank you - never again will I confuse Mauritania with Mauritius!

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


September 29, 2010
9:10 AM

Post #8127594

I have to plead ignorant here as I had not even heard of a place called Mauritania... Mauritius is well known to me as several unique palms are from there.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

September 29, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #8127683

Mauritiana is a rather large African country, don't know about palms there. Anyway, the Dodo was only found on Mauritius, it was a non-flying bird related to the pigeons, with a weight of around 12 kilo, it was killed for food and was an easy target, people would hunt them with a simple stick, it has been called at times 'stupid bird'...
Noturf
Marquesas Islands
Polynesia (French)

October 4, 2010
7:16 AM

Post #8136400

Has palmbob ever heard about RESEARCH or SEARCH in the web? What kind of questions are these for educated, sophisticated, perhaps college graduates in USA?

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S_Cumberland
MELBOURNE
Australia

October 4, 2010
4:40 PM

Post #8137488

NO TURF-HERE'S SOME EDUCATED QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DEFENSIVENESS.
WHY,HAVE YOU NOT TESTED YOUR NUCLEAR TOYS THERE AS HAS BEEN DONE WITH MANY PACIFIC ISLANDS DESTROYED FOREVER.
WHY HAVE YOU NOT SLEUCE MINED IT? BEING THAT THE MOST BIODIVERSE FLORA KNOWN TO EXIST (ANYWHERE) IS ON KANAK LAND,THE DYING ECOSYSTEMS OF NEW CALEDONIA?
SHOULD I GO ON ABOUT DUMB QUESTIONS OR EVEN DUMBER MONKEYS.
THIS FORUM IS NOT FOR EGOS,IT IS FOR INFORMATION EXCHANGE,GET REAL OR GO AWAY!
THERE ARE NO STUPID QUESTIONS,JUST STUPID PENGUINS :)
JUST ASK THE SEAL! "JUST,LOOK AT THEM"

AS ALWAYS A GREAT ARTICLE JJaques,thank you!

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jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

October 5, 2010
9:17 AM

Post #8139114

This is pretty far from the kindness and peacefulness of Mauritius and its folks...

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