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2010-12-21 15:39:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced it plans to commence physical supply operations in Cape Verde, an archipelago of 10 islands located off the coast of Western Africa, upon entering into a strategic co-operation with Enacol, a local energy company based in Cape Verde. Under the terms of the agreement, Aegean Marine will utilize its modern delivery fleet to provide bunkering services from the port of Mindelo on...

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2009-01-13 15:40:21

Marine science sometimes has an element of luck and adventure and relies heavily on international cooperation. Researchers of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Kiel, Germany received a special Christmas gift when their prototype profiling float was located and recovered from the open ocean, far offshore of the West African coast, after seven weeks of radio silence. The still-experimental NEMO profiling float is designed to monitor CO2 within the ocean and had been...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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