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2014-11-06 12:21:32

Representatives from Spain, Greece, Malta, Jordan and Israel will meet in Valletta to discuss how the principles of participatory community mapping can be applied by Mediterranean countries to improve

Mediterranean Diet
2014-10-31 04:00:46

Adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet may significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Assortment of fresh vegetables and fruit
2014-10-31 03:30:31

Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated to guidelines published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

2014-10-29 16:26:25

Eleven one-of-a-kind vacation packages combine immersive European river cruises with modern luxury ocean sailings MIAMI, Oct.

2014-10-22 23:03:48

At 22:47:05 CEST on October 21, Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line in front of the Royal Malta Yacht Club in Malta’s Marsamxett Harbour as the first yacht in the fleet for the Rolex Middle

2014-09-19 08:24:09

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept.

2014-09-17 08:20:32

The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project marks International Coastal Day by supporting a kayaking team, which will paddle along the Israeli coast this weekend to raise awareness of the need to protect the

2014-08-06 12:22:00

ms Prinsendam visits South America and the Mediterranean in addition to ms Amsterdam's annual World Cruise; take advantage of $1,000 air credit SEATTLE, Aug.


Latest Mediterranean Reference Libraries

Mediterranean feather star, Antedon mediterranea
2013-05-18 06:26:42

The Mediterranean feather star is a filter feeder that obtains food by straining suspended matter and food particles from water. The star has a stalk that has up to forty tendrils, (threadlike organs) which help the star cling to hard surfaces. The “body” of the star is called a calyx and is shaped like a small cup. This calyx is surrounded by feathery pinnules bearing arms. These arms are quite unique in the fact that they can regenerate if one should get broken off; these arms extend to...

Mediterranean Sea
2013-02-21 13:38:18

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea that is connected to the Atlantic Ocean enclosed by the Mediterranean region and almost totally surrounded by land: by Europe and Anatolia on the north, North Africa to the south, and Levant on the east. The sea is occasionally considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, although it’s often identified as a totally separate body of water. The name Mediterranean comes from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning “inland” or “in the middle of the land”. It...

Mediterranean Monk Seal, Monachus monachus
2012-06-23 10:50:34

The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is a rare pinniped, or “fin-footed mammal” that can be found in areas of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the Atlantic waters of the Tropic of Cancer. Not much is known about the chosen land habitats of this seal, but until the 20th century, it could be seen relaxing or pup rearing on open beaches. It now dwells in underwater caves and caverns in order to escape human actions including tourism and expansion. The Mediterranean monk...

2012-06-14 09:51:23

Symbol: SIER5 Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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2012-06-14 10:26:51

Symbol: SCBA Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   FEBA2 Festuca barbata Loefl. ex L.   SCCA22 Schismus calycinus (Loefl.) K. Koch Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

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inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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