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2010-12-31 05:55:00

According to research supported by green campaigners, about 250 billion microscopic pieces of plastic are floating in the Mediterranean, creating a biological hazard that reverberates up the food chain.

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2009-08-03 10:35:00

France’s shellfish industry is dealing with a crisis for the second year in a row, as an unexplained ailment has decimated stocks of young oysters.

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2008-08-05 08:20:00

French oysters are falling prey to a herpes virus, after an oyster crisis team found they have been concentrating too hard on developing sexual organs rather then their natural defenses.

2005-06-06 23:14:28

A submarine seismic sensor was recently set in place at 2400 m depth, off Toulon.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.