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Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank by New Scientist

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Oct 14, 2009
Date taken
Oct 12, 2010

Inside a cold storage bunker at Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank in Ardingly, West Sussex, UK
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The bank contains seeds from 10% of the Earth's wild plant species, providing an insurance policy for the planet's plant life. The next goal is to collect 25% of the world's plant species by 2020.

Due the high value of the seeds and security at the bunker, we can't identify the species in this image. Please do enjoy exploring their shapes and colours, though!

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Richard Palmer

    Richard Palmer (October 14, 2009, 08:25AM )

    Great remake. Are you sure this isn't the spice rack at some Indian Restaurant in London? ;^)

  2. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (October 14, 2009, 04:36AM )

    Outstanding- well done!

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