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Stovepipe Sponge Aplysina archeri
2014-01-05 00:00:00

The Stovepipe Sponge (Aplysina archeri) is a species of tube sponge found mainly in the Atlantic Ocean, including the waters around the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and Bonaire. This species has long tube-like structures cylindrical in nature and many tubes are attached to one particular part of the organism. The tubes occur in varying colors including lavender, gray and brown. The...

Continental Arctic Air-mass
2012-07-05 11:03:14

Continental arctic air mass is known for its very frigid and dry air. The most common place in the United States to find this air mass is in Alaska. However, in the coldest parts of the winter such as December and January along with early February it is not uncommon for this air mass to invade the Northern part of the United States. This air mass is responsible for bringing with it temps...

Lepraria Ach dust lichen
2012-06-15 05:36:54

Symbol: LEPRA Group: Lichen Family: Uncertain Lichen Family Classification:       Genus   Lepraria Ach. – dust lichen

Erythronium montanum S Watson white avalanche-lily
2012-06-15 08:46:26

Symbol: ERMO8 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:OR, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh yellow avalanche-lily
2012-06-15 08:46:30

Symbol: ERGR9 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh ssp grandiflorum yellow
2012-06-15 08:46:31

Symbol: ERGRG3 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ERGRC4 Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh ssp. chrysandrum Applegate   yellow avalanche-lily   ERGRN2 Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh ssp. nudipetalum Applegate   yellow avalanche-lily   ERGRC6...

2012-06-15 08:46:32

Symbol: ERGRC3 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ERGRC Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh var. candidum (Piper) Abrams   ERGRI2 Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh var. idahoense (H. St. John & G.N. Jones) R.J. Davis   ERID Erythronium idahoense H. St. John & G.N. Jones...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline...

Types Of Lightning
2012-05-10 10:05:27

When we think of thunderstorms we have to remember the deadliest part of those storms and that is the lightning that occurs with them. Lightning is found in many forms. The first type of lightning is known as cloud to cloud meaning that the electric charge travels from one cloud to the other. The second type of lightning is the Cloud to Air meaning the lighting moves from the cloud and...

Places To Shelter Yourself From A Tornado
2012-05-10 09:04:42

One of the worst places to be during a tornado is in a mobile home. Statistics show that tornadoes have a higher percentage of hitting such areas. If you are in a mobile home, the best thing to do is get out and head towards a low lying ditch. Place a blanket over your head to protect yourself from flying debris. If there is basement in your home, go there. Get in the middle of the room...

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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