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2011-01-04 13:35:00

Swiss researchers reported on Tuesday that they found evidence of a "drastic" shift since the 1970s in the north Atlantic Ocean currents that usually influence weather in the northern hemisphere. The team of biochemists and oceanographers from Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. detected changes in deep sea Atlantic corals that indicated the declining influence of the cold northern Labrador Current. They said that change "since the early 1970s is largely unique in the context of the last...

2008-09-26 12:00:21

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) made decisions that will undermine cod recovery during their annual meeting in Vigo Spain this week. The status of cod on the southern Grand Banks remains severely depleted despite 14 years under fishing moratorium. The outcomes from the meeting demonstrated that there still lacks a sense of urgency to halt levels of bycatch that threaten the recovery of this stock. Last year NAFO adopted a southern Grand Banks cod recovery strategy to...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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