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2010-08-23 12:15:00

Next month, scientists plan to monitor corals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for signs of bleaching. The reefs become stressed and expel the algae that live inside them when temperatures are warmer than usual.  This causes the corals to lose their color. Corals may die if this continues for extended periods, which could deprive fish of vital food and habitat. Monument deputy superintendent Randall Kosaki said Friday that researchers will study coral in the Papahanaumokuakea...

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2009-09-09 13:35:00

NOAA scientists dove to new depths in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for the first time last month, venturing into never before seen territory. Divers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Hiialakai reached depths of 250 feet over the past month while studying reefs where no human had ever gone before. "We were seeing reefs that no human has ever laid eyes on before," Randall Kosaki, the research mission's lead scientist and diver, told the Associated Press. "We...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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