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2007-02-17 00:00:00

A mile offshore from this city's high-rise condos and spring-break bars lie as many as 2 million old tires, strewn across the ocean floor - a white-walled, steel-belted monument to good intentions gone awry.

2006-05-17 13:40:43

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Navy blasted holes in the retired aircraft carrier Oriskany off Florida's coast on Wednesday and sent the warship to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico as the world's largest intentionally created artificial reef.

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2005-04-07 15:42:14

Silence is not golden for young fish who prefer to call home a reef situated in a noisy locale.

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2005-04-06 07:24:57

Every day for weeks, American John Walch has made quirky cement balls he is convinced will sprout to life once when they are dumped this month into Thailand's coastal waters.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.