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2009-08-13 12:21:05

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is among the healthiest coral reef ecosystems in the tropical Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, according to a new NOAA report.The report, A Biogeographic Characterization of Fish Communities and Associated Benthic Habitats within the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, offers insights into the coral and fish communities within the sanctuary based on data collected in 2006 and 2007. Sanctuary managers will use the report to track and...

2008-09-04 12:00:16

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lou Cafiero of the Office National Marine Sanctuaries, +1-240-205-0400, or Nathan Constable of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, +1-301-608-3040, ext.5 WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) announced today that it has funded the first of several marine conservation and education projects designed to protect the fragile coral reefs and communities of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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