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2014-05-13 08:25:37

HOUSTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) ("Gastar") will webcast its Investor Day to be held in New York City on Wednesday, May 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be webcast live and for later replay, and the materials associated with this event will be accessible by visiting the Investor Relations page of Gastar's web site at www.gastar.com and selecting "Events/Presentations." J. Russell Porter, Gastar's President...

2014-05-13 08:23:59

DENVER, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolute Energy Corporation ("Resolute") (NYSE: REN) announced today that it will issue a press release covering operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, before the market opens on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. An investor conference call to review the first quarter results will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Time: 4:30 PM EDT / 3:30...

2014-05-12 20:21:29

TORONTO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Duluth Metals Limited ("Duluth, Duluth Metals") (TSX: DM) (TSX:DM.U) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kelly J. Osborne as its President and CEO effective immediately. Mr. Osborne, a senior mining executive, with over thirty years of industry experience with major mining companies including Freeport-McMoRan, Vulcan Materials and Stillwater Mining Company, will focus on Duluth's joint venture development of the Twin Metals Minnesota...

New Fossil Organism Discovered By Paleontologists
2014-05-12 03:23:48

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside Likely related to our ancestors, 'Plexus ricei' was much like a tapeworm or modern flatworm, say UC Riverside researchers Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered a fossil of a newly discovered organism from the "Ediacara Biota" — a group of organisms that occurred in the Ediacaran period of geologic time. Named Plexus ricei and resembling a curving tube, the organism resided on the Ediacaran...

2014-05-09 08:22:36

HOUSTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep Down, Inc. (OTCQX: DPDW) ("Deep Down"), an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary, Deep Down Brasil - Solucoes em Petroleo e Gas, Ltda ("Deep Down Brasil"), has received an order for 3 units of installation equipment, from the Brazilian division of a major operator....

2014-05-08 16:30:03

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New Species Of Wasp Discovered In Central Europe
2014-05-08 03:26:11

Pensoft Publishers Swiss scientists have discovered a new species of aculeate wasp, not hidden somewhere in a jungle on a remote continent, but in Central Europe, in a swampy area just a few kilometers from Zurich. The new species named "Polistes helveticus", or the Swiss paper wasp, was described in the open access journal ZooKeys. Paradoxically, this species has been long known in Central Europe but was confused for decades with a closely related species native to southern Europe....

Galapagos Islands evolution
2014-05-08 03:00:51

Wiley Research News The Galapagos Islands have an iconic status in the history of evolutionary study, now new research shows that the islands’ own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the chain’s native species. Writing in the Journal of Biogeography, Jason Ali and Jonathan Aitchison explore how fluctuating sea level changes over thousands of years impacted the island chain’s ecology. They estimate that when the sea retreated, most recently 20,000 years ago,...

2014-05-07 16:23:22

Issued Capital: 150,526,976 TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated April 2, 2014, the NI 43-101 compliant technical report for the updated mineral reserves and economics for its 100% owned NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project has been filed and will shortly be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and through the Company's web site...

The Red Sea Is An Ocean Like All Others
2014-05-07 03:44:56

GEOMAR GEOMAR researchers specify models for the birth of the youngest world ocean Actually, the Red Sea is an ideal study object for marine geologists. There they can observe the formation of an ocean in its early phase. However, the Red Sea seemed to go through a different birthing process than the other oceans. Now, Scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah were able to show that salt glaciers have distorted the...


Latest Geology Reference Libraries

Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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