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Al Hajar Mountains
2013-04-19 20:58:17

The Hajar Mountains, which is Arabic for stone mountains, is located in northeastern Oman and the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range within the eastern Arabian Peninsula. Lying 50 to 100 kilometers inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, they divide the low coastal plain of Oman from the high desert plateau. The mountains start in the north, creating the Musandam...

Columbia Plateau
2013-04-19 16:35:47

The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It...

Montana Valley And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet...

Ionian Sea
2013-04-18 22:21:31

The Ionian Sea is an outstretched embayment of the Mediterranean Sea, located towards the south of the Adriatic Sea. It’s bordered by southern Italy including Sicily, Calabria, and the Salento peninsula towards the west, southern Albania towards the north, and west coast of Greece. All of the major islands within the sea belong to Greece. They are together referred to as the Ionian...

Tyrrhenian Sea
2013-04-18 22:17:09

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a portion of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. This sea is bordered by Corsica and Sardinia to the west, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Lazio towards the east, and Sicily towards the south. The maximum depth of the Tyrrhenian Sea is 12,418 feet. It is located near where the African and European tectonic plates meet; therefore...

Balearic Sea
2013-04-18 22:04:34

The Balearic sea, or otherwise known as the Iberian Sea, is a body of water located in the Mediterranean Sea near the Balearic Islands. Image Caption: Satellite Picture of the Balearic Sea. Credit: Serg!o/Wikipedia

Ligurian Sea
2013-04-18 19:20:22

The Ligurian Sea is an arm off of the Mediterranean Sea, between the island of Corsica and the Italian Riviera. The Sea is most likely named after the ancient Ligures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligures) people. The bordering countries of this sea include Italy, Monaco, and France. Eastwards, the sea borders the Tyrrhenian Sea, while westwards, it borders the Mediterranean Sea proper....

Baltic Sea
2013-04-18 13:45:13

The Baltic Sea is a briny Mediterranean Sea that is located between Central and Northern Europe. It’s bordered by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the Danish islands, and the mainland of Europe. It drains into the Kattegat via the Oresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt. The Kattegat continues through Skagerrak into the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The Baltic Sea is connected by waterways...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to...

Virgin Islands National Park
2013-04-18 00:49:48

Virgin Islands National Park is located in the United States Virgin Islands and is comprised of the majority of Hassel Island, sixty percent of Saint John, and the waters surrounding these areas. The park contains 14,737 acres and was established in 1956 as America’s twenty-ninth national park. Its climate is subtropical and does not drastically vary between seasons. The temperatures are...

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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