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2012-06-14 10:50:51

Symbol: SASA7 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Growth Habit: Forb/herb Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass...

Climate for Honolulu Hawaii
2012-05-08 21:00:44

Honolulu is located on the Hawaiian Island chain in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. The climate of Honolulu is really impacted by the warmer waters of the Pacific. A unique fact about Hawaii is if you go up into the mountains it is possible to see snow on the mountain tops during the winter. Temperatures for Honolulu Hawaii: January average temps on the island are lows in the 60’s...

Double-Spined Urchin Echinothrix calamaris
2012-04-19 08:43:44

The Double-spined Urchin (Echinothrix calamaris), also known as the Banded Sea Urchin, is a species of sea sloth found in the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is usually found on back reefs, hiding in crevices or under rocks. The test (shell) is about 2 inches in diameter. It has two sets of spines, shorter closed spines which are dark in color and can deliver a nasty sting, and longer open...

Magnificent Star Luidia magnifica
2012-04-10 19:14:53

The Magnificent Star (Luidia magnifica), is a species of starfish in the family Luidiidae. It is found only in the Pacific Ocean on sandy areas of the seabed surrounding Hawaii and the Philippines at a depth of 60 to 440 feet. This starfish can grow quite large, with one specimen found on the Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawaii, measuring 33 inches in diameter. It usually has ten long, tapering...

Slate Pencil Urchin Heterocentrotus mamillatus
2012-04-10 19:06:48

Slate Pencil Urchin (Heterocentrotus mamillatus), also known as Red Slate Pencil Urchin or Red Pencil Urchin, is a species of sea urchin found in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is most abundant off the coast of Hawaii. Specimens found off the coast of Hawaii have bright red spines, more so than others found elsewhere, which generally have yellowish or brown spines....

Chocolate Surgeonfish Acanthurus pyroferus
2012-04-02 17:37:17

The Chocolate Surgeonfish, (Acanthurus pyroferus), is a species of Tang from the Indo-Pacific (excluding Hawaii) and is found primarily around steep shallow slopes near the coast with clear sand and hard corals. This species grows to about 10 inches long. It is sometimes known the Mimic Tang as an aquarium fish because of the juveniles striking coloration that resembles that of the Pygmy...

Kioea
2008-11-29 21:31:47

The Kioea (Chaetoptila angustipluma), is a species of Hawaiian Honey-eater that became extinct around 1859. It was in danger of extinction even before the discovery of Hawaii by Europeans. Even the native people are mostly unfamiliar with this species. This bird was not utilized for its feathers, nor was it used in legends or chants of the native people. Four specimens do exist in museums,...

Hawaiian Tree Fern Cibotium menziesii
2008-06-15 19:41:38

The Hawaiian Tree Fern or Male Tree Fern (Cibotium menziesii), is a species of tree fern, of the genus Cibotium which is endemic to the islands of Hawaii, and is found on all the windward Hawaiian islands. The habitat of this species is damp forest areas, usually at elevations varying between 1,000 and 6,000 feet. They can grown on the ground or epiphytically, growing on trees. It is also very...

Kitefin shark
2007-04-13 19:56:36

The Kitefin shark, Seal shark, or Black shark, Dalatias licha, is a dogfish, the only species in the genus Dalatias, found in the Atlantic, western Mediterranean, western Indian Ocean, and western Pacific including Japan, Australia, Hawaii, and New Zealand, at depths of 164.04 to 5905.51 ft (50 to 1,800 meters). Its length is from 3.28 to 5.91 ft (1 to 1.8 meters). The Kitefin shark has a...

Millet butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:24:06

The Millet butterflyfish, Chaetodon miliaris, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the eastern Central Pacific from Johnston Island and Hawaii, at depths down to 820.21 ft (250 m). Its length is up to 5.12 in (13 cm). The Millet butterflyfish is generally yellow or white with vertical rows of spots on the sides. A broad black bar runs vertically through the eye from the...

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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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