• Following a Silver Road Across the Banda Sea

    One year ago - By National Geographic

    The crew of Mir had a safe passage from Bali to the Banda Islands - a vastly remote and little-known archipelago that once was world-renowned as the heart of the “Spice Islands.”
    The Banda Islands
    The islands of Banda Neira and Banda Besar. Photo by Nadia Low, the Biosphere Foundation
    Remote islands often give our planet some of its most unique and unusual flora and fauna due to their isolation from the rest of terrestrial life - the waters surrounding these islands act as a sort of evolutionary moat, allowing for the ingredients of life to take on never-before-seen twists. One such twist...
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