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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Seychelles Through Time
Read this article to learn how the granitic Seychelles Islands used to lie at the heart of the supercontinent Gondwanaland two million years ago but now sit all alone 1,000 miles out in the Indian Ocean. Includes an animation depicting the breakup of Gondwanaland. (QuickTime plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Saving the Seychelles Magpie Robin
Learn the story behind the ongoing rescue of the Seychelles magpie robin, a black bird that dwindled to fewer than 20 individuals on a single island in the Seychelles but now numbers 90 individuals on three islands. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Why Do Islands Breed Giants (And Sometimes Dwarfs)? The Seychelles boasts a frog the size of an ant and a nut that can weigh more than 40 pounds. What causes dwarfism and gigantism among certain species arriving on oceanic islands such as the Seychelles? Island biogeographers are only beginning to suggest answers. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Build an Island (Hot Science)
Atolls are low-lying coral islands found mainly in the South Pacific. This feature takes you through the steps that occur to create one. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

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Garden of Eden
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