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California Academy Scientists Added 140 New Species To List In 2011
2011-12-16 05:42:15

The California Academy of Sciences said on Wednesday that its researchers added 140 new species in 2011. The new species includes 72 arthropods, 31 sea slugs, 13 fishes, 11 plants, nine sponges, three corals, and one reptile. The scientists made their finds over six continents and three oceans, including Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. Among the 140 species discovered, researchers found four new sharks, including one with a blade-like snout. The African dwarf sawshark was found at...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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