Amazon River


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Amazon River

The second-longest river in the world and the one with the greatest volume of water, flowing about 6,600 km (4,100 mi) from Peru across northern Brazil to a delta on the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the Amazon basin consists of tropical rain forest that is home to numerous indigenous cultures and supports many rare plant and animal species.
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Noun1.Amazon River - a major South American riverAmazon River - a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
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That's the Amazon river in flood time in South America.
The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heading the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh, sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River.
Project implementation: Catch Amazon river dolphins throughout the Amazon basin to examine and GPS-tag them, gather data to determine how threatened they are, develop strategies to protect them
ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine if the Amazon river prawn [Macrobrachium amazonicum (Heller, 1862)] population structure is affected by habitat heterogeneity.
In Brazil, a professional surfer rides a monstrous wave surges up the Amazon River, marking the world's constant dance with the Moon, while the harsh winter in Greenland brings opportunity to the Inuit people who live there.
In Brazil, a professional surfer rides a monstrous wave surges up the Amazon River, marking the world's constant dance with the Moon, while the harsh winter in Greenland brings opportunity to the Inuit people who live there, and Brian explains how comprehending the motion and speed of Earth brings an understanding of the nature of space and time itself.
Scientists have discovered a massive coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon River in northern Brazil in some of the muddiest waters in the world where coral is not known to thrive.
But in comparing the fossils with both extinct and living dolphins, the researchers determined that the animal's closest relative is the modern Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis).
Washington, Rajab 29, 1435, May 28, 2014, SPA -- Brazilian World Cup host city Manaus has declared a state of emergency as the waters of an Amazon River tributary rise, though officials say the river is not expected to flood.
Washington, Feb 15 ( ANI ): After nearly four centuries of confusion, researchers have finally come to the conclusion as to where does the Amazon River actually begins.
New York (CruiseGuide Cruising & Travel News) Tue, Jan 28, 2014 - For those travellers who are becoming increasingly bored with the seemingly endless cruising holidays available today, there is a truly unique alternative, a luxury Amazon river cruise.
The phenomenon of the separation of the waters of the two rivers is well known and occurs for several kilometers along the Amazon River bed and such separation is attributed to several factors.