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2015-03-31 23:15:24

The amount of snow received this year, coupled with the cold temperatures that prevented much of it from melting, can wreak havoc on lawns and shrubs, according to Jim Campanella, founder of Lawn

2015-03-31 23:11:36

Record low snowpack makes high mountain trails accessible all winter for first time, hikers tell Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and radio show host Sharon Kleyne. Grants

2015-03-31 23:07:58

Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), until recently, has been a misunderstood and little known phenomenon, especially in competitive swimming.

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2015-03-31 17:21:55

When hunting, porpoises have the ability to switch their echolocation beam from a wide field to a narrow one and vice versa, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark reported in a study published earlier this month in the journal eLife.

2015-03-31 16:23:12

Bookings must be made by June 1, 2015, to receive special offers SEATTLE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line launched an Anniversary Sale to celebrate the company's

2015-03-31 16:22:52

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated

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2015-03-31 09:53:49

Initiative and lateral thinking are great attributes for the innovative scientist. Here’s a good example: Engineers from the UK’s University of Sheffield, Yorkshire, were looking for ways to identify where waste water from baths, washing machines, sinks, showers, and toilets was coming from. Some of the waste was entering the wrong disposal system and polluting rivers and streams. Even with a wealth of scientific instruments to choose from, some bright boffin came up with a novel idea:...

2015-03-31 08:40:29

WILMINGTON, Ohio, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners love to bring the comforts of the indoors to their outdoor spaces, but sometimes elaborate designs are not in the budget or the property

2015-03-31 08:31:57

Cruise Line and Beloved Film Both Celebrate 50th Anniversaries in 2015 SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The seas are coming alive with the sound of music. Photo

2015-03-30 23:08:28

A five-year-old company in Park City, Utah, believes it has the answer to rehydrating patients before, during and after hospitalization. OGWA Corp.


Latest Water Reference Libraries

Wharf Roach, Ligia exotica
2014-12-10 11:29:16

The wharf roach (Ligia exotica) is a species of sea slater and crustacean that is thought to be native to the Mediterranean Sea and Western Europe, although some experts suggest it is native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It can be found in many temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, most likely due to unintentional shipping. This lives in crevices of rocks and cliffs just above the water line, as well as in jetties and the walls of harbors. The wharf roach reaches a...

Hula Painted Frog, Discoglossus nigriventer
2014-08-18 15:55:22

The Hula painted frog was considered extinct by the IUCN since 1996. Very little is known about the species because very few specimens have been found. In 1940 two adults and two tadpoles were collected but the smaller one was eaten by the larger one, and the tadpoles were lost. A single Hula painted frog was found in 1955 which was the last record of this specimen. The extinction of this species is said to be the result of the draining of lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950’s. Only...

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...

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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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