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Tropical Cyclone Oswald Weakens Over Queensland's Cape York Peninsula Seen By NASA
2013-01-23 09:31:32

NASA's Aqua satellite documented the formation of Tropical Storm Oswald in the Gulf of Carpentaria on Jan. 21 and the landfall on Jan. 22 in the southwestern Cape York Peninsula of Queenstown, Australia. Oswald has since become remnant low pressure area over land.


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2007-08-23 07:14:07

The Common Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus), is a marsupial that lives in the Cape York Peninsula region of Australia and New Guinea. It is also known as the Phalanger and, like all cuscuses, it is related to the possum family Phalangeridae. The cuscus is about 20-40 inches long and weighs 3-9 pounds. The female is a creamy color and the male ranges from gray to rust-colored, often with contrasting splotches. It has a long, prehensile tail and lives in trees. This cuscus is a...

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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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