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New Evidence For Regular Magnitude 8 Earthquakes On Alpin Fault
2012-07-27 13:21:39

The most dangerous fault line on the island of New Zealand is the Alpine Fault.

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2009-01-13 18:43:24

The Blue Dot Triplefin (Notoclinops caerulepunctus) is a species of fish found near offshore islands and exposed headlands of the eastern area of Northland and the Bay of Plenty on the North Island of New Zealand. It can be found in water of depths of 40 inches up to 100 feet. It is most common in reefs of broken rock. The Blue Dot Triplefin is the smallest of the New Zealand triplefins and is at most 2 inches long. Its head is yellow-orange covered with bright red spots as far back as...

2007-04-05 00:08:11

The Cape conger, Conger wilsoni, is a conger of the family Congridae, found around southern Australia and the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, at shallow depths in broken rocky reef areas. Length is up to 3.28 ft (1 m). The cape conger is very similar to the southern conger, but is considerably smaller and slimmer, and the dorsal fin origin is well behind the hind edge of the pectoral fin. Like all other conger eels the skin is smooth and scaleless. They hide in caves and...

2007-03-26 13:56:43

The Porae or Blue morwong, Nemadactylus douglasii, is a morwong of the genus Nemadactylus, found around south eastern Australia and the north eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand at depths of about 32.81 to 328.08 ft (10 to 100 m), on sandy and rocky coasts. Its length is between 15.75 and 27.56 in (40 and 70 cm). The Blue morwong is similar in appearance to the snapper but with a more pointed snout with protruding rubbery lips which it uses to suck up sediment containing small...

2007-03-12 20:12:22

The koheru, Decapterus koheru, is a jack of the genus Decapterus, found only between the North Cape and the East Cape of the North Island of New Zealand, in mid-waters of reef and offshore areas. Its length is between 9.84 and 19.69 in (25 and 50 cm). The koheru is a streamlined cylindrical-shaped schooling fish, with pelagic keels on each side of the thin caudal peduncle edged with a row of sharp scutes. The mouth has minute teeth in the flexible jaws allowing the mouth to form a plankton...

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Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.