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Story Highlights
April 2000
Great White Sharks
Yemen
Chiquibul Cave
Update From the Field
San Pedro River
Nature’s Rx *
Duck-billed Platypus
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Great White Sharks
By Peter Benchley
Photographs by David Doubilet

The unmistakable jaws of the great white shark have long been synonymous with terror. Researchers are now discovering the vulnerable side of this magnificent predator.

• Go behind the scenes with a National Geographic Television crew filming tiger sharks.

Great White Sharks
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Yemen

Yemen
By Andrew Cockburn
Photographs by Steve McCurry

A young republic in a medieval cloak, Yemen is a world of contradictions where veiled women have the vote and tribesmen carry daggers and cell phones.

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Chiquibul Cave
By Thomas Miller
Photographs by Stephen Alvarez

Exhilaration and disappointment accompany divers as they explore submerged passages thought to link segments of a 60-mile-long [97-kilometer-long] cave complex on the Belize-Guatemala border.

Explore Chiquibul online through photographs and 360-degree images.

Chiquibul
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Update From the Field

Update From the Field

Our research grantees roam the world, calculating the height of Mount Everest or studying Fiji’s coral reefs. Their work is often difficult and sometimes dangerous, but it’s always an adventure.

• Get to know some of our grantees online.

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San Pedro River
By Barbara Kingsolver
Photographs by Annie Griffiths Belt

An oasis for desert animals and migrating birds, San Pedro’s waters are under siege by thirsty Arizona communities.

San Pedro River
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Nature's Rx

Nature’s Rx
By Joel L. Swerdlow
Photographs by Lynn Johnson

Where Western medicine hasn’t been an option—and today even where it is—millions turn to traditional therapies to cure their ills. Do natural remedies really work, and can science unlock their secrets?

* Read our online essay and excerpts from the article, then add your thoughts to our forum.

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Duck-billed Platypus
By Melody Serena
Photographs by David Doubilet

A bizarre and elusive creature that once swam with dinosaurs now inhabits the waterways of Melbourne. Increasingly, its future rests in the hands of Australia’s urban residents.

Duck-billed Platypus
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In Next Month’s Issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

In Search of Vikings; Mystery Ships From a Danish Bog; Queen of the African Sky; New Caledonia; Dawn of Humans; Ants and Plants; Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; Mount St. Helens

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