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2009-05-12 12:35:00

A gigantic herd of a quarter of a million Mongolian gazelles has been sighted off the country's steppes, in one of the world's last enormous wildernesses. The gathering is the largest in history. The biologists who witnessed it approximate that it contained a quarter of all Mongolian gazelles on Earth. "It was stunning," said Kirk Olson of the University of Massachusetts to BBC News. "I don't know if I was surprised or simply blown away by what we came across." Olson and his colleagues...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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