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2014-07-18 04:21:15

LONDON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - A 7 day journey with 7 illustrators from 7 different countries to discover the essence of the 7 beautiful Canary Islands - The illustrators will share their journey on the onthedraw.travel website and social media as a log book of their experiences The Canary Islands Tourism Board has enlisted the help of 7 renowned illustrators from 7 different countries, including UK artist Steve...

Exclusive Species More Prevalent On Higher Altitude Islands
2012-04-11 03:47:30

In the ecosystems of islands with high mountains, endemic animal and vegetation species are twice as isolated, making them even more exclusive. A European study with Spanish involvement confirms this, which adds the factor of altitude to wider biodiversity. Oceanic islands are born, they grow, they are eroded and they disappear beneath the sea. Throughout this process, which takes millions of years, the islands change form and therefore change their 'tenants'. The species adapt to the new...


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Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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