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2008-07-08 09:00:36

By Paul David Lampe, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 8--It's brittle, slimy, green and invading Alameda's Bay Farm Island shoreline. It's not "Swamp Thing," but it's not supposed to be in Bay's water. It's the non-native alga known as Ascophyllum nodosum. "It's just nasty," said Betsy Wells, a UC Davis graduate student studying Predation Dynamics of Invasive Invertebrates in the San Francisco Bay. Monday morning, Wells along with 10 volunteers -- federal, state and university...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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