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2009-06-26 12:10:00

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Friday inducted the Wadden Sea and Italy's Dolomites to its World Heritage List of protected regions. Additionally, the committee named the Philippines' Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an extension to the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park added to the World Heritage List in 1993. The appointments were made due to recommendations from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). UNESCO made the announcement on the fifth...

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2007-11-07 09:00:00

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Thousands of bananas washed up on two Dutch North Sea islands on Wednesday after at least six containers fell off a cargo ship in a storm and at least one burst open, a local official said. "I think everybody on the island has a bunch now," said Gossen Buren, a shipping official at the local lighthouse. A half-mile stretch of beach on Terschelling island, 70 miles north of Amsterdam, was littered with bunches of unripe fruit from Cuba, Buren said. Bananas also...


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Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

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