Deep Sea Expedition Uncovers 30 New Species, Plus Longest

Wild Horses

In 1804, about 45 men headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark moved up the Missouri River, crossed the Rocky Mountains, and from the Columbia River, reached the Pacific Ocean by November 1805. They returned to St. Louis by September 1806 with nice fanfare and essential data on native folks, plants and animals, and geography. Several tribes of Native Americans had informed Lewis and Clark about grizzly bears. The tribes would solely attack these nice bears if there have been 6-10 people of their searching get together, and even then the bears would typically kill one of them. The first grizzlies Lewis saw during the expedition were two smaller bears. That day Lewis wrote in his journal that though the Native Americans with their bows and arrows might need issues, the grizzlies have been no match for skilled rifleman. It was the most important bear they’d ever seen, … Read More

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