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2009-09-01 13:00:00

Scientists have published new descriptions of a range of jelly-like animals that were originally filmed and photographed during a series of dives in the deep oceans of the Arctic in 2005, BBC News reported. Experts say one of the types of jellyfish discovered in the Arctic, which is isolated from much of the water elsewhere on the globe, is completely new to science. The Canadian Basin is one area of the Arctic that is cut off by deep-sea ridges that isolate any species there from other...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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