A Canadian-based ecologist states he has located the world's largest beaver dam in northwestern Canada using Google satellite technology.

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This satellite picture made accessible by Google Maps reflects a beaver dam, more than eight football areas long, situated in northern Alberta's hardwood Buffalo national Park, i beg your pardon straddles the Alberta-Northwest regions border.Anonymous / Google Maps via AP
A Canadian-based ecologist says he has actually located the world"s largest beaver dam in northwestern Canada utilizing Google satellite technology.

Ecologist Jean Thie located the 2,788-foot (850-meter) dam making use of Google Earth and also NASA an innovation while researching the rate of melting permafrost in the country"s much north.


Situated in north Alberta"s lumber Buffalo national Park, which straddles the Alberta-Northwest regions border, the dam stretches more than eight football fields long, Thie said Friday.

"I couldn"t think it when I observed it — it"s a vast, huge area. There might be longer dams the end there, however this, by far, is the biggest I have seen so far. And, it would certainly not have been feasible to watch it without something favor Google Earth," Thie said.

Thie called The connected Press the in-depth satellite program assisted him finish the dam to be the work of beavers — which, incidentally, space the country"s nationwide symbol.

Thie found the dam in 2007, yet he claimed it just recently captured media attention after who at a British document spotted his findings on a blog and also ran a story reiterating Thie"s insurance claim that the dam is clearly shows from space. Thie stakes that claim since he used satellite modern technology to finding the dam.


"It can be hard to believe, however there are a few things that room visible from space, and beaver dams are amongst the couple of animal-made frameworks that are," said Thie.


Park spokesman Mike Keizer stated the dam sits in a corner of a park "the size of Switzerland" in one area surrounding by greatly forested marshland.

Keizer flew over the beaver dam, but said there was no safe ar to floor anywhere nearby because it"s one of two people overly boggy or the foliage is also dense.

Using past images and park aerial photography, Thie concluded the the passionate beavers started their work-related in the 1970s and that generations the the rodents have worked on it since.

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"This was the job-related of expanded families," claimed Thie, who is the chairman of EcoInformatics, a science research company.