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2008-07-22 21:00:24

That loud noise heard along rocky reefs near New Zealand at dawn and at dusk are sea urchins chowing down -- loudly, scientists said. Craig Radford of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, curious about why ambient underground water noises became louder twice a day, recorded sounds made by individual reef animals then compared them with the sound in the natural reef, New Scientist reported Tuesday. Radford and his colleagues found grazing sea urchins produced the noise as they scraped...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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