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2013-01-14 10:33:57

As sea levels climb, Australia´s coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish, leading ecologists warned today. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) say Australia´s planners and coastal communities need to think up to 100 years ahead to ensure the survival of mangroves, salt marshes, sedge lands and melaleuca swamps and...

New New Crab Species Named In Honor Of Its Discoverer
2012-11-27 13:06:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine the surprise if you learned that a new species had been named after you. That's exactly what happened to Dr. Christopher Tudge of American University recently as he was reading a copy of the journal, Zootaxa. Finding out after-the-fact is fairly standard practice in the highly formalized naming ritual of new species, it seems. The new species, Aeropaguristes tudgei, is a type of hermit crab that Tudge recently...

2012-01-26 15:40:39

University of Miami and US Geological Survey researchers team up to create a model to describe effects of weather and sea level rise on Florida's coastal landscape The key to understanding how future hurricanes and sea level rise may trigger changes to South Florida's native coastal forests lurks below the surface, according to a new model linking coastal forests to groundwater. Just inland from the familiar mangroves that line the coasts lie hardwood hammocks that are sensitive to...

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2011-08-01 09:20:00

University of Georgia student Virginia Schutte describes how a summer in Taiwan gave her the opportunity to get to the bottom of an invasive species problem in mangrove forests there By Virginia G. W. Schutte, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia When I was offered a chance to study in Taiwan, I was very excited for the opportunity to do environmental research in a different part of the world. But, I was also nervous about living in Asia. My only experiences with Asian culture before...

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2011-04-04 07:10:00

According to a study released on Sunday, mangroves are in important bulkhead against climate change. The study found that destruction of these tropical coastal woodlands accounts for about 10 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation, which is the second largest source of CO2 after fossil fuel combustion. Fewer trees would lead to less CO2 being absorbed from the air and would also release carbon stocks that have been accumulating in shallow-water sediment over millennia....

2011-03-21 07:30:00

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mangrove Partners, owners of 149,373 shares representing approximately 5.71% of the outstanding shares of CPEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Nasdaq: CPEX), today expressed its deep disappointment in the Board of Directors of CPEX for failing to seriously consider the dividend recapitalization proposed by Mangrove Partners. Mangrove Partners is confident that should the Board return just one of Mangrove's many phone calls it would lead to a negotiated...

2011-03-14 07:30:00

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mangrove Partners, owners of 149,373 shares representing approximately 5.71% of the outstanding shares of CPEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPEX), today announced that it has sent a term sheet for a fully-financed dividend recapitalization to CPEX's Board of Directors to be implemented through a backstopped rights issue. Mangrove Partners estimates the consideration to shareholders at $34.73 per share, composed of a $28.00 per share special...


Latest Mangrove Reference Libraries

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2009-02-21 20:30:52

The Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) also known as the Beach Thick-knee, is a species of bird found in Australia and the islands of South-east Asia. It is a resident of undisturbed open beaches, exposed reefs, mangroves, and tidal sand flats. Its large range includes coastal eastern Australia as far south as far eastern Victoria, the northern Australian coast and nearby islands, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is uncommon through most of its range....

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2008-04-28 13:38:07

The Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis bernieri), is a species of bird from the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Madagascar and Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, estuarine waters, intertidal flats, and coastal saline lagoons. The Madagascar Sacred Ibis is threatened due to habitat loss.

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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