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The Cahaba: A River of Riches | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine

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August 2009 Smithsonian Magazine piece about the Cahaba River:

The Cahaba: A River of Riches | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine: Biological splendor is usually associated with faraway places and fabulous creatures, rain forest river basins or African elephants. The close-to-home grandeur of the Cahaba is more subtle, counted not in jaguars or monkeys but in snails and mussels. To those willing to look closely, though, the river is as fascinating as any jungle.
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