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BREGENZ, Austria, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite broadcast directly after the opening of the festival on 23 July 2008, from 1:30 - 1:50 p.m. (British Summer Time BST (= London Time) / 8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
The numbers of overwintering waterbirds at Lake Constance, a large lake on the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, have increased fourfold since the early 1960s, with a daily average of 162 500 waterbirds from September to April as shown by a study published in the august issue of Freshwater Biology. This massive increase coincides with the major expansion of zebra mussels in the lake, originating in the Caspian-Aral basin, and a major pest in Europe and North America.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.