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International News Archive - June 15, 2009

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Large numbers of starfish have been showing up in southern New England this year, blanketing the seafloor and washing up on beaches, observers say.

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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