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2011-07-08 10:30:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westmont Resources Inc. ("Westmont") (OTCQB: WMNS) today announced the signing of an MOU for the acquisition of an oil and gas leasehold located in the southwest tier of Pennsylvania. The acquisition consists of approximately 252 net acres of leasehold in Westmoreland County and includes 3 producing wells drilled to 250 feet and a six-inch steel pipe gathering system. Glenn McQuiston, Westmont's President, stated, "With the addition of this...

2011-07-07 00:38:56

New data on the initial diversification of jaws sheds light on early vertebrate feeding ecology More than 99 per cent of modern vertebrates (animals with a backbone, including humans) have jaws, yet 420 million years ago, jawless, toothless armour-plated fishes dominated the seas, lakes, and rivers. There were no vertebrates yet on land and the recently evolved jawed fishes were minor players in this alien world, some sporting unusual jaw shapes and structures that bear little physical...

2011-06-28 11:46:00

New report finds this approach is a departure for state tax policy and out of sync with most voters HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the state Legislature will vote on a 2011-12 budget that makes deep cuts to schools and human services, despite a growing economy and a $550 million revenue surplus. One item not on the voting schedule is a Marcellus Shale drilling tax or fee. Lawmakers say they will take up that issue in the fall, but the leading...

2011-06-01 13:53:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today led the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission on a fact-finding mission to see the impact the natural gas industry is having on communities throughout Lycoming County. "I want commission members to see for themselves how the growing natural gas industry is affecting Pennsylvania and its communities," Cawley said. "This experience will be helpful as we begin work to finalize our recommendations to the...

2011-06-01 07:34:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eclipse Resources announced today Thomas S. Liberatore has joined the company as a partner and member of its executive management team as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Liberatore brings to Eclipse Resources over 30 years of oil and gas experience in the Appalachian Basin. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/NE33695LOGO ) Most recently, Mr. Liberatore served as Vice President and Appalachian...

2011-05-23 08:30:00

ST. MARYS, W.Va., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC BB: TENG) announced today that the first 30 days of production from its Groves #1H horizontal Marcellus well in Marshall County, West Virginia averaged 5,344 Mcfe per day and the rate of production on the 30th day was 4,660 Mcfe on a 30/64 choke. John G. Corp, President of Trans Energy, said, "We continue to develop our acreage position in the Marcellus shale. We have been pleased with our initial success and our...

2011-05-19 14:39:00

No Emission Levels Found that Constitute Public Health Concern HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An air quality study near Marcellus Shale natural gas operations in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties found no emission levels that would pose a public health concern, according to a report released today by the Department of Environmental Protection. "The results show there are no emission levels that would be of concern to the health of residents living...

2011-05-18 18:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by America's Natural Gas Alliance Executive Vice President Tom Amontree on the release of the recent American Rivers report ranking America's Top 10 Endangered Rivers. "America's Natural Gas Alliance members are committed to the safe and responsible development of natural gas. ANGA companies practice good stewardship of the land and environment every day as they produce this clean, domestic energy source. They...

2011-05-04 08:14:00

DALLAS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Oil & Gas LLC ("Chief") and Tug Hill, Inc. ("Tug Hill") today announced they have entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement to sell certain natural gas properties in the Marcellus Shale to Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX). The sale assets include approximately 228,000 net acres located primarily in the southwestern part of the Marcellus Shale. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97134LOGO) "We are pleased to enter...

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2011-05-03 08:17:47

Extinction of fishes 360 million years ago created natural ecology experiment In modern ecology, the removal or addition of a predator to an ecosystem can produce dramatic changes in the population of prey species. For the first time, scientists have observed the same dynamics in the fossil record, thanks to a mass extinction that decimated ocean life 360 million years ago. What was bad for fish was good for the fish's food, according to a paper published May 2 in Proceedings of the National...


Latest Devonian Reference Libraries

Mucrospirifer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Mucrospirifer is a genus of extinct brachiopod of the order Spiriferida. This genus is sometimes known as the “butterfly shells.” Fossils of this genus occur mostly in the Middle Devonian strata. When alive, this genus mainly lived in muddy marine sediments, and were attached to the sea floor via its pedicle (foot). The bi-convex shell was about an inch long, and sometimes grew to 1.6 inches. The shell has a fold, groove and rod-like structure. It is elongated along the hinge line,...

Atrypa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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  • 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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