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Mercury In Arctic Russian Rivers On The Decline
2013-12-21 05:37:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have assumed for years that high and increasing levels of mercury in the North American and European Arctic means the same is true of fish elsewhere in the Arctic. A team of researchers from the US, Russia, and Canada, however, has discovered that in much of the continental Arctic, that assumption is misguided. Differences in mercury processes occur because of diverse atmospheric, geological, and biological conditions....


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2009-01-13 20:33:45

The Burbot (Lota lota) is a species of fish that is the only freshwater member of the cod family, Gadidae. It is also known as the Lawyer and Eelpout. It is found in streams and lakes of North America and Europe above 40°N latitude. Though found in all the Great Lakes, it is most common in Lake Erie. It is possibly extinct in Britain as no specimens have been caught since the 1970s. This species has also been dubbed "po' man's lobster" as its meat tastes similar to lobster meat when...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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