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Amsterdam And Saint-Paul Islands Temperate Grasslands
2013-04-19 20:54:52

The Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands is an ecoregion including two volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean. The French research vessel Marion Dufresne II, which services the Martin-de-Vivies research station on Amsterdam Island, is the only way to visit the islands. There are two volcanoes that lie 83 kilometers from each other in the center of a triangle between...

Subantarctic fur seal Arctocephalus tropicalis
2012-05-24 13:25:45

The subantarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) was described by John Edward Gray, in 1872, when he recovered an individual from Australia, and this was the cause of the improper name of tropicalis. This seal can be found mainly in southern areas of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It has a wide range, but prefers to breed in areas that are more northern than the Antarctic fur...

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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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