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International News Archive - December 28, 2012

Huge Flame Shell Reef Discovered

Scientists have found a huge colony of elusive and brightly colored shellfish species in coastal waters in the west of Scotland.

Conservation Experts Score Victories In Tiger Recovery Efforts

Tigers have long been emblematic of the fight to save endangered species, with an estimated 3,200 animals left in the wild.

Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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