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2009-06-26 12:10:00

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Friday inducted the Wadden Sea and Italy's Dolomites to its World Heritage List of protected regions. Additionally, the committee named the Philippines' Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an extension to the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park added to the World Heritage List in 1993. The appointments were made due to recommendations from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). UNESCO made the announcement on the fifth...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Anonymous THE ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY DHV has been commissioned, together with the Chinese planning institute Qinghua and the Arup consultancy from the UK, to carry out a prestigious coastal and urban development project in China. The coastal city is to be built on an area of 150 km^sup 2^ and will soon have to provide space for one million Inhabitants. DHV won the assignment by including in its concept for the area an island and lagoon structure, which reminds one of the Dutch Wadden...


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Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

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2006-03-08 13:21:22

The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a shelduck which breeds in temperate Eurasia. Most populations migrate to subtropical areas in winter, but this species is mostly resident in the westernmost parts of Europe, apart from movements to favored molting grounds, such as the Wadden Sea on the north German coast. These molting flocks can be very large (100,000 on the Wadden Sea), since most pairs leave their partially grown young in a crèche with just one or two adults. This species...

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