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Lost Cahaba River Snail Has Been Found Once Again
2012-08-09 13:53:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A University of Alabama graduate student scored a victory for Mother Nature recently when he came across a snail species previously thought to have been extinct. The rare happy development regarding biodiversity and conservation occurred when Nathan Whelan, a doctoral student in UA´s department of biological sciences, convinced three of his friends to kayak on Alabama´s Cahaba River in May 2011 in search of the long-lost...


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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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