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Overfishing Leaves Fisherman Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel In The English Channel
2014-07-14 03:07:45

University of Plymouth Research reveals practice of 'fishing down the food-web' Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch. Sharks, rays, cod, haddock and many other species at the head of the food chain are at historic lows with many removed from the area completely. These are some of the findings of a study led by...

American IT Manager Forced To End Cross-Atlantic Cluster Balloon Flight
2013-09-13 07:22:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what may have looked like a scene from the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Up,” a North Carolina native man lifted off from a foggy field in Caribou, Maine on Thursday morning, September 12 for a cross-Atlantic flight in a lifeboat carried only by a cluster of helium-filled balloons. Jonathan Trappe, 39, an IT manager and long-time balloon enthusiast, enlisted the help of some 150 volunteers to fill more than 350 balloons with...

2012-07-26 23:00:27

English Channel swimmer and Swim Smooth Coach Paul Newsome spoke to Effortless Swimming´s Brenton Ford about hissuccessful freestyle technique that has made him a leading expert in his field. Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 English Channel swimmer Paul Newsome has revealed secrets to swimming freestyle more efficiently on the Effortless Swimming podcast. In an interview with Effortless Swimming´s Brenton Ford, English Channel swimmer and Swim Smooth Coach Paul Newsome...

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2011-04-08 14:42:04

A rare World War II Nazi aircraft has been discovered at the bottom of the English Channel, and a British museum wants to raise it. The Dornier 17 was shot down over the English Channel in 1940 as it was hit taking part in the Battle of Britain. The aircraft ditched into the sea just off the Kent coast in an area known as the Goodwin Sands. The plane came to rest upside down in 50 feet of water and has become partially visible from time to time as the sands retreated before being buried...

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2010-11-06 08:00:00

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon Friday and completed two aerial loops by using his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit.  It was just the latest daredevil stunt by Rossy, who hopes one day he will be able to fly through the Grand Canyon. He launched himself from a replica of the Breitling Orbiter at an altitude of 7,874 feet near Lake Geneva.  The orbiter was the first balloon to be piloted nonstop around the world in 1999.  Rossy then fired up the...

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2009-10-09 14:45:00

A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton has found that sea levels have been rising across the south coast of England over the past century, substantially increasing the risk of flooding during storms. The team has conducted a major data collection exercise, bringing together computer and paper-based records from across the south of England, from the Scilly Isles to Sheerness, to form a single data set of south coast sea levels across the years. Their work has added...


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2012-04-10 18:54:50

White Sea Urchin (Echinus acutus), is a species of sea urchin in the Echinidae family. It is found in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel at depths up to 330 feet below sea level. It is found mainly on coarse substrates with mud and gravel. The White Sea Urchin grows to a diameter of 6 inches. The test (shell) is circular in cross section but rises conically to the apex (tip) of the shell. This species is generally reddish-brown or green...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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