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2014-07-24 16:21:35

S.I.U. and the Government of Canada join forces and focus on a Priority Veteran Hiring Initiative THOROLD, ON, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed and licensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it has launched a new initiative that will focus on priority training and hiring for members of the Canadian Armed Forces as...

2014-07-24 16:20:44

Official Cruise Line Of 'America's Team' To Bring More Fun To Home Games MIAMI, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas' largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the legendary NFL franchise and expanding the cruise operator's already wide-ranging commitment to the Texas market. Carnival, which will homeport a third year-round ship in Galveston next year, will...

2014-07-24 12:23:52

Offering Appearance Of A Shrub, Barrel 'Hides' Next To Homes CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With water becoming an ever increasing need globally, and with fresh water becoming more expensive nationally, a recently organized American company is preparing to introduce a modern and upgraded version of the traditional rain barrel. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130118 The Natures ReadyWater (TM) rain barrel is designed to mimic a normal...

2014-07-24 12:22:13

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This study is the first to quantify the...

2014-07-24 12:21:02

A CIDCO project could help chart Canada's northern waters RIMOUSKI, QC, July 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Jean Laflamme, General Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO), are proud to announce that their organizations will be working together to develop a new method for underwater surveying (also known as bathymetric surveying) using floatplanes. In the coming weeks, testing under actual conditions...

2014-07-23 23:25:53

DeepFlight has launched a Series A round using equity crowdfunding to support the next evolution of the DeepFlight submarines, with the goal of dominating the market for private submarine ownership as well as accessing the emerging market of undersea tourism Point Richmond, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 DeepFlight, a company that innovates high performance personal submarines, has launched a Series A round using equity crowdfunding on crowdfunder.com to address an estimated $100 million market...

2014-07-23 23:24:03

As the most trusted leader in non-wetting humidification solutions, Smart Fog is pleased to announce that their new cold storage humidification technologies will be on exhibit at the upcoming Fresh Summit Convention & Expo. Reno, NV (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 For more than 30 years, Smart Fog Inc has provided industrial and cold storage consumers with dynamic, specialized humidification solutions, while continually maintaining their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction....

2014-07-23 23:18:13

Retailers Offer 0% Financing for 24 Months Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dimension One Spas’ retailers across the country are offering 0% financing for 24 months on all models during the “Let’s Take This Outside” Summer Event from July 18th-28th. Please visit http://www.d1spas.com/financing for more information and to apply. As the leader in hydrotherapy, Dimension One Spas offers a wide variety of outdoor hot tubs with exclusive features at your fingertips including...

2014-07-23 23:13:46

Surprising new information and photos about plastic pollution were revealed by Algalita in an exclusive live satellite broadcast from the great garbage patch in the North Pacific Ocean. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 A live satellite broadcast from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” on Sunday allowed more than 100 people to speak directly with Captain Charles Moore and the research crew currently conducting a series of experiments about the impacts of plastic pollution on the...

2014-07-23 12:24:39

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Specialty Water Treatment Chemicals: Technologies and Global Marketshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2070048/Specialty-Water-Treatment-Chemicals-Technologies-and-Global-Markets.htmlREPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global market for specialty chemicals for water treatment reached $23.7 billion in 2013. This market is expected to grow to nearly $25.3 billion in 2014 and $33.6 billion in 2019 with a...


Latest Water Reference Libraries

Blue-spotted Salamander, Ambystoma laterale
2014-01-31 13:35:04

The Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is part of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. A member of the Ambystomatidae family, the species ranges throughout eastern and central US and Canada. The Blue-spotted salamander prefers seasonal woodlands and forests and finds shelter in wet, damp areas. Hiding under damp leaves, rocks, logs and moss, the salamander is able to find cover. Mostly comprised of their long tail, the Blue-spotted salamander reaches lengths of 3.15 to 5...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

Crown Of Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci
2013-11-11 10:54:41

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that extends from the Red Sea to the African coasts in the east and from the Indian Ocean to the western coasts of Central America. It prefers a habitat in coral reefs, which can be harmed if population numbers are too high. Damage occurs when filamentous algae covers bare skeletons of coral and the starfish move in to feed, stripping...

Giglioli’s Whale, Amphiptera pacifica
2013-08-19 13:14:53

The Giglioli’s Whale was discovered by zoologist Enrico Hillyer Giglioli on September 4, 1867, 1200 miles of the coast of Chile. He did not recognize the whale as any known species. It was observed for 15 minutes swimming close to his ship. Giglioli described the whale as being 60 feet long with an elongated body and having two dorsal fins 6.5 feet apart. No other known species of whale has two dorsal fins. It had long sickle-shaped flippers and lacked furrows under the throat....

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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