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2009-11-07 06:25:00

Canada is looking into why less sockeye salmon swam back to the Fraser River on the Pacific Coast this summer than the number that was predicted by scientists. Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed the inquiry Thursday, noting that the federal government was worried about the shrinking numbers. Scientists had envisaged that about 13 million sockeye salmon would return for mating season, but only about 1.4 million fish actually came back. The decline was detrimental to the commercial Fraser...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Alvarado, Juan Jose Abstract: Between October 2003 and July 2005, aggregation behavior of the sea urchin Astropyga pulvinta Lamarck was studied in Bahia Culebra, Costa Rica. This sea urchin forms aggregations during part of the year and then disappears. I quantified the number of individuals present in a defined area each month, their aggregation behavior between day and night, and their size. Also, temperature and nutrient concentrations of the water were sampled. There were...

2008-09-24 21:00:14

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON - Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in a monthslong battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4-a-gallon gasoline prices this summer. House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that a provision continuing the moratorium will be dropped this year from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government...

2008-09-24 09:00:09

From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in a months-long battle with the White House and congressional Republicans that was set off by $4-a-gallon gasoline prices this summer. House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that a provision continuing the moratorium will be dropped this year from a stopgap...

2008-09-24 09:00:08

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in a months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer. House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that a provision continuing the moratorium will be dropped this year from a stopgap spending bill to...

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2008-05-09 09:45:00

Earliest known human settlement in the Americas raises new questionsNew evidence, more questions. That's the thumbnail of the first new data reported in 10 years from Monte Verde, the earliest known human settlement in the Americas.Evidence from the archaeological site in southern Chile confirms Monte Verde is the Americas earliest known settlement and is consistent with the idea that early human migration occurred along the Pacific Coast more than 14,000 years ago, but questions remain about...

2006-08-31 00:39:32

By Tomas Sarmiento MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared past Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday as a dangerous Category 3 storm, pummeling beach resorts with heavy rain and winds and threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Residents of the busy port of Manzanillo boarded up doors and windows, and those living by hills were moved to emergency shelters as authorities warned the town would be buffeted by big sea swells and strong winds overnight. The federal...

2006-08-31 00:33:46

By Tomas Sarmiento MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared past Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday as a dangerous Category 3 storm, pummeling beach resorts with heavy rain and winds and threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Residents of the busy port of Manzanillo boarded up doors and windows, and those living by hills were moved to emergency shelters as authorities warned the town would be buffeted by big sea swells and strong winds overnight. The federal...

2006-08-30 23:39:10

By Tomas Sarmiento MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared past Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday as a dangerous Category 3 storm, pummeling beach resorts with heavy rain and winds and threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Residents of the busy port of Manzanillo boarded up doors and windows, and those living by hills were moved to emergency shelters as authorities warned the town would be buffeted by big sea swells and strong winds overnight. The federal...

2006-08-30 18:04:54

By Karina Tejada ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John barreled along Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday as a dangerous Category 4 storm, pounding beach resorts with heavy rain and winds and blowing down trees in Acapulco. Acapulco, home to some 1 million people and a popular tourist destination, had sea surges of up to 10 feet (3.5 meters), seafront roads were ankle-deep in water and people struggled to stay on their feet in 135 mph (215 kph) winds. Emergency workers were on...


Latest Pacific coast Reference Libraries

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2007-03-19 15:25:21

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...

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2005-06-14 12:38:35

The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Adults have long legs, a rust head and neck, a long up-turned bill and a white lower body with a distinctive black and white pattern on the wing and back. Their breeding habitat includes marshes, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in the mid-west and on the Pacific coast of North America. They nest in small groups on open ground, sometimes even with other waders. They are...

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2005-06-14 09:04:12

The Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkia) is a North American member of the grebe family of water birds. Up until the 1980s, it was thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe, which it resembles in size, range, and behavior. Intermediates between the two species are known. The Clark's Grebe is black-and-white, with a long, slender, swan-like neck. It ranges in size from 22"-29". Among its distinguishing features is its bill, which is slightly upturned and bright yellow, whereas...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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