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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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