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2011-07-06 10:46:27

The Hoopa Valley Tribe, in cooperation with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Massachusetts, reported a 73-percent decline in the density of fishers"”a house-cat sized member of the weasel family and candidate for endangered species listing"”on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in northwestern California between 1998 and 2005. The scientists speculate that changes in prey habitat, disease, and increases in predation "“ especially by bobcat "“...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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