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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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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