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Celebrating The Creatures We Love With World Animal Day
2013-10-04 07:52:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online October 4 has been traditionally known as the feast day of Francis Assisi, the patron saint of animals. So what better way to celebrate animals than on the day already honored for an animal and nature enthusiast? World Animal Day came into being in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. The day was set aside to celebrate all forms of animal life, and annually, events and celebrations are held across the globe to...

Mass Stranding Of Melon-headed Whales Attributed To Sonar Mapping
2013-09-25 15:48:07

Wildlife Conservation Society An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-beam echosounder system operated by a survey vessel contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production (Northern Madagascar) Limited. In response to the event and with assistance from IFAW, WCS led an...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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