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2007-01-13 03:00:16

By Bradbeer, Robin S; Ku, Kenneth K K; Yeung, Lam F Camera Operates With Low-Disturbance to the Environment of an Inshore Coral Reef The most common methodology for monitoring fish activity on coral reefs is to use scuba divers. Several articles have been published in mis area. However, any form of human intervention can be damaging to the reef, especially in areas where the habitat is under threat. This is especially the case where inexperienced divers are involved. The work for the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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