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2010-05-22 06:45:00

Japan has handed 13 endangered sea turtles, born and raised in captivity, over to a Singapore aquarium to prepare them for release into a natural habitat later this year, scientists said on Friday. The highly endangered Hawksbill turtles were brought to Singapore by their Japanese caretakers Tomomi Saito and Yoshihiko Kanou from the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. The 13 turtles are the offspring of hawksbill turtles donated by Underwater World Singapore to the Nagoya aquarium in 1997 and...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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