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2010-10-15 07:00:00

SeaGrass Grow campaign takes root in Texas. WASHINGTON and PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A partnership between Columbia Sportswear and The Ocean Foundation is funding a seagrass restoration project in Redfish Bay, near Corpus Christi, Texas. The propeller scar restoration project, made possible by the SeaGrass Grow Campaign and Columbia Sportswear's ongoing financial support, will involve a highly successful technology that stabilizes damaged areas with full recovery...

2010-06-01 12:41:00

Product unveiling and demonstration project scheduled for June 2, 2010 at World Wide Sportsman in Islamorada, Florida. WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bass Pro Shops has joined Columbia Sportswear Company and The Ocean Foundation in their efforts to protect and restore seagrass meadows. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100103/DC31542LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100601/DC13483LOGO) "Seagrass health is critical to everyone who depends on...

2010-01-03 22:09:00

The Ocean Foundation Releases Successful Monitoring Report on Its First Seagrass Restoration Project. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The monitoring report for the first SeaGrass Grow project shows a successful program that is restoring damaged seagrass meadows. This project is designed to restore areas damaged from propeller scars and vessel groundings. Unfortunately these actions by boaters will continue to impact our sensitive seagrass habitat. It is important to act to...


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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