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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.