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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...

Wind Cave National Park
2013-04-18 00:45:24

Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota in the United States, only ten miles away from the town of Hot Springs. The park holds 33,847 acres of cave system, and was the first national park of its kind. European explorers and Native Americans that traveled through the area knew that the cave was there, but there has been no existence of habitation found within the cave. Although the...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest...

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:32:01

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is located in the most northern area of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle. The park holds 8,472,506 acres of land and is the second largest national park in the United States. The area was once inhabited by nomadic Native American tribes, including the Nunamuit and the Gwich'in peoples. Evidence of these tribes has been found that dates back as...

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palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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