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2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 1--Zebra mussels have been found at Lake Afton, the second time this week the invasive species has been found in Wichita-area lakes. They were found Monday in Marion Lake. Zebra mussels are highly prolific and can clog water in-take structures of power plants and out-compete native mussels and fish for food. Their sharp shells are also hazardous to swimmers and waders. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologist...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • 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.
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