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2005-08-07 01:30:22

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rescuers cut free a Russian mini-submarine ensnared in deep-sea cables on Sunday, saving its seven crew with British help, after a three-day ordeal at the bottom of the Pacific with dwindling oxygen. "The operation is finished. At 7:17 a.m., the submarine broke the surface. The crew opened the hatch on their own," Rear Admiral Vladimir Pepelyaev said on state television. He said the seamen were put on a rescue ship to be taken to hospital in the far...

2005-08-06 23:15:39

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian mini-submarine burst to the surface on Sunday after rescuers hacked away the cables that had snared it deep in Pacific waters and saved the crew before their air supply ran out. "The mini-sub has surfaced. The seven submariners on board are alive," naval spokesman Igor Dygalo was quoted by Interfax as saying. A naval officer had warned they might only have Sunday left to rescue the men stuck on board the AS-28, which was snarled up in heavy...

2005-08-06 02:28:28

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British and U.S. underwater rescue vehicles were airlifted on Saturday to Russia's Kamchatka peninsula to join efforts to save the crew of a mini-submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific, news agencies said. Russian rescue mini-submarine AS-28 with seven crew members on board has been trapped 190 meters (600 feet) below the surface since Thursday off Russia's Pacific Coast. Officials say they have enough air for 24 hours. RIA quoted a Russian military spokesman in...

2005-08-06 01:11:20

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A British underwater rescue vehicle was airlifted on Saturday to Russia's Kamchatka peninsula to join efforts to save the crew of a mini-submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific, RIA news agency said. RIA quoted a Russian military spokesman in Kamchatka as saying the British transport plane that delivered the Scorpio -- a remote-controlled underwater vehicle capable of descending 925 meters (3,035 feet) -- was being unloaded in the regional capital...

2005-08-05 21:10:50

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Navy strove on Saturday to rescue seven crew members trapped 190 meters (600 feet) below the surface before their air runs out. The mini-submarine, itself a rescue vessel, ran into trouble on Thursday when its propeller got entangled in fishing nets and an antenna got hooked during a military exercise off the Kamchatka peninsula on Russia's Pacific Coast, the Navy said. Rescuers tried to drag the AS-28 mini-submarine closer to shallow...

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Kamchatka Brown Bear, Ursus arctos beringianus
2012-05-03 12:35:12

The Kamchatka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus) is also called the far eastern brown bear. It can be found on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Anadyrsky District, on the Kuril Islands and Karaginskiy Island, and along the coastal area of the Sea of Okhotsk. Southward from there, it can be found on the Stanovoy Range and the Shantar Islands. The range of this bear that is not within the former Soviet Union includes Saint Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. This bear is a subspecies of the...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.