Aldabra sentence example

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  • The Aldabra Islands constitute an atoll consisting of an oval ring of land, some 40 m.
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  • With regard to birds and land shells the relation is much closer to the Comoros species, and the latter, of which I have collected seven species besides Rachis aldabrae, may serve to point out more than the birds the land connexion of Aldabra with the neighbouring countries."
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  • Aldabra, however, although situated in that region of the Indian Ocean which forms part of the site of the IndoMadagascar continent of the Secondary period, is not a peak of the submerged land.
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  • In any case, however Aldabra was formed, there can be no suggestion of its ever having been joined to any other land (Stanley Gardiner).
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  • Dupont states that at Aldabra the coral foundation is totally above water.
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  • Aldabra was visited by Portuguese navigators in 1511.
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  • In 18ro with Mauritius, Bourbon, the Seychelles and other islands, Aldabra passed into the possession of Great Britain.
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  • With other outlying islands Aldabra is held under lease from the Seychelles government, the lessees having exclusive trading privileges.
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  • Several species of large fossil tortoises have also been discovered; they are quite different from the living ones of Aldabra, in the same zoological region.
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  • Until 1903 the Seychelles, Amirantes, Aldabra and other islands lying north of Madagascar were also part of the colony of Mauritius.
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  • Together with the Amirantes, Cosmoledo, Aldabra and other islands they form the British colony of Seychelles.
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  • There are several peculiar tortoises, but the gigantic species are now found alive only on the little island of Aldabra, to the north.
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  • Other highlights were the Aldabra Tortoises, the Wolf Snake and the very beautiful endemic geckos.
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