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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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