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General News Archive - June 05, 2004

SEATTLE - From barnacles to limpets, crabs and sea stars, the lowest tides in 19 years are revealing all sorts of unusual creatures trapped in tidepools - to the delight of beach-combing masses. Hundreds of people hit the sands Friday, with many more expected to head out over the weekend.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.