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2008-07-29 15:00:42

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A SPECIES of Japanese seaweed which threatens the health of our seas has been discovered off the west coast of Scotland for the first time. The alien species, Heterosiphonia japonica, was found in May by Dr Colin Moore, of the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology at Heriot-Watt University. He was diving off the island of Oronsay at the mouth of Loch Sunart between the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas when he found the species which forms...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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