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2014-06-17 23:01:14

Now that summer is here, Rainbow International® offers these important safety tips to keep in mind while on the beach and enjoying the water. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 June is the perfect time to take a break, hit the beach and enjoy a little summer fun. However, when heading to the beach, it’s important to stay safe. Now that summer is here, Rainbow International® offers these important safety tips to keep in mind while on the beach and enjoying the water. Beach...

2014-06-17 16:20:36

PIRAEUS, Greece, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NEWL) ("NewLead" or the "Company") today announced that Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. ("Ironridge") has inappropriately, again, exercised "self-help" in directing the transfer agent to issue shares to it, after conceding in court that NewLead had made an election to pay the dividend and embedded dividend liability of the Promissory Note ("Note") in cash. NewLead has given notice of this election and, without...

Astronauts Visiting Moon Will Not Find Water On The Sunny Side
2014-06-17 13:26:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts looking to lay the groundwork for a future settlement or station on the Moon will be looking for water to use as a resource. According to a new study, however, they may want to save some time by not looking for it on areas of the Moon that are exposed to the Sun. Published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, the study found that ultraviolet photons released by the Sun probably result in water molecules to either...

2014-06-17 12:26:18

Premier specialty sporting goods retailer provides the largest selection of scuba gear and certified training courses LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the largest scuba retailer in North America, Sport Chalet has all the essentials for those looking to take the underwater plunge. Adventure seekers can get scuba certified, rent equipment or purchase their own scuba gear from premier specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet either in-store or online to prepare for a dive....

2014-06-17 12:23:18

- NuvoH2O to showcase its water softening system to more than 7,000 multifamily housing professionals - DENVER, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Apartment Association Education Conference and Expo - NuvoH2O (www.nuvowater.com), a provider of next-generation water protection that uses all-natural citrus to provide a salt free water softening solution is exhibiting and demoing its water softener at the 2014 National Apartment Association's (NAA) Education Conference and Expo in...

2014-06-16 12:21:19

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Penn. and SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has entered into a contract with an affiliate of American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), for the design and construction of an additional 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carrier with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. Construction is scheduled to...

2014-06-16 08:21:20

Flotation Products To Support New Undersea Research Network BIDDEFORD, Maine and SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepWater Buoyancy has been awarded a major contract to supply flotation to the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory for the cabled observatory component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOI, a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is planned as an integrated infrastructure of science-driven platforms and sensor...

2014-06-16 08:20:28

Award-Winning Cruise Line to Host Experts, Create Excursions, Support Efforts SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra-luxury, small-ship cruise operator Seabourn has signed an agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a unique alliance to help protect World Heritage. The partnership is being created to foster wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travelers for UNESCO's mission of identifying, safeguarding...

2014-06-14 23:03:20

CSafe Global’s RKN has been granted FAA approval for use on the upper deck of aircraft. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 CSafe Global’s RKN has been granted FAA approval for use on the upper deck of aircraft and is now the only unit of its kind to have FAA approval for use on both lower and upper decks. No modifications or changes were required to the current CSafe RKN design, allowing the current fleet to fly while active on either deck. CEO Brian Kohr explained: “FAA approval is...

snow microbes
2014-06-14 03:00:01

University of Leeds The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space. The research, led by the University of Leeds and published June 12 in the journal FEMS Microbiology Ecology, will help improve climate change models that have previously neglected the role of microbes in darkening the Earth's surface. Observing how life thrives at...


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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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