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2008-09-11 12:05:00

By ANNE LUCEY Its eerie blue hue was attracting plenty of curious onlookers who crowded around a glass jar - but its sting could be deadly. A poisonous Portuguese Man O' War has been found alive in Irish waters, sparking fears that larger swarms could follow. The discovery, in a lobster pot off the Kerry coast at the weekend, could mean more of the fish are on their way here, a marine biologist has warned. Kevin Flannery, who specializes in exotic fish and is attached to Dingle's...


Word of the Day
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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