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2009-06-26 06:05:00

For years scientists have observed the deleterious effects of rising levels of carbon dioxide in the oceans on shellfish and corals.

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2008-02-05 17:51:11

The scientists say their findings may explain the sardine and anchovy booms and busts off California's coast and could explain similar population cycles elsewhere around the world.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.