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Old June 20th, 2014 #10
Alex Linder
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trying to recreate passenger pigeons from DNA
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...s-old-DNA.html



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In 1866, a billion-strong flock of passenger pigeons, 300 miles long and one mile wide, darkened the skies of Ontario for 14 hours as they flew overhead.

But less 50 years later, these impressive creatures, once abundant in North America, became extinct as a result of cutting down forests and hunting by humans.