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The Socotra archipelago in the Arabian Sea supports so many diverse and unique species that it has been described as the most alien place on Earth. Hank takes you on a tour of this weird place in this episode of SciShow. Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow -- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com References http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/30428/0 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/travel/tmagazine/03well.socotra.t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/on-the-road/2012/06/socotra-yemen-trees-drugs-pirates http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/33691/0 http://www.baobabs.com/Dorstenia_gigas_en.html http://www.socotraproject.org/index.php?page=content&id=7 http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1263 http://www.arkive.org/dragons-blood-tree/dracaena-cinnabari/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664369/ http://titanarum.uconn.edu/199700044.html http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/183828-Dendrosicyos-socotranus

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