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New Orchids Found In Cuba
2012-12-28 10:23:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two new species of Caribbean orchid have been discovered by a research team led by the University of Vigo, in collaboration with the Environmental Services Unit at the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park in Cuba. For over two centuries, the Caribbean islands have served as natural laboratories and a source of inspiration for botanists, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. The studies of these men in the tropical...

Big Story Weather Header
2012-10-24 04:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 23: The West Coast was hit with strong storms through Northern California. There was plenty of snowfall in the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges also. This snow also began pushing eastward into the Northern Rockies towards places like Boise, Idaho. The next low created showers through the Northern Plains and even reports of light snow mixing in and even some accumulations in the Black Hills of South Dakota....


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Cuban pine, Pinus cubensis
2014-02-25 16:09:34

Cuban pine (Pinus cubensis) is the only native pine and is abundant on the island of Cuba especially in the eastern highlands of Sierra Nipe-Cristal and Sierra Maestra. The Cuban pine can also be found along the coastline in South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, and the Bahamas. This pine is also called the swamp pine. The Cuban pine can grow from 100 to 200 feet tall when grown in damp, sandy soil. The trunk is thicker at the bottom and sports a thick crown. The bark has scaly grooves that...

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

Zapata Rail, Cyanolimnas cerverai
2012-11-27 00:03:03

The Zapata Rail is the only member of the monotypic genus Cyanolimnus. It is overall a dark-colored rail bird. It has grayish-blue underparts, a red-based yellow bill, brown upperparts, white under tail coverts, and red eyes and legs. Their short wings make it almost unable to fly. It is endemic to the wetlands of the Zapata Peninsula in southern Cuba, where its only known nest was discovered in saw grass tussocks. There is not much known about its diet or its reproductive behavior, and its...

Cuban Black Hawk, Buteogallus gundlachii
2012-04-02 17:57:56

The Cuban Black Hawk, (Buteogallus gundlachii), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This family includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where it is only found along the coastal areas. The IUCN listed the Cuban Black Hawk as near threatened in 2008. The Cuban Black Hawk has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Common Black Hawk, (B. anthracinus). Recent evidence, however, suggested it should be treated as a...

Coontie, Zumia pumila
2009-06-17 12:42:42

The Coontie (Zamia pumila) is a species of woody plant native to the West Indies and Cuba. It was the first species described for the genus. It is found in a variety of habitats that has well-drained sands or loamy soils. It prefers filtered light to partial shade. It is now isolated to central Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It was once abundant in southern Puerto Rico and Haiti, but are now extinct due to extensive land use. This plant has reddish seed cones with a unique sharp tip. The...

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