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Wild Side: Algae are widespread
Wild Side: Algae are widespread

Found on every continent, in nearly every ecosystem, the organisms that make up the group we call “algae” are as diverse as they are widespread.

More than 70,000 different species fall within this classification, ranging from the...

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Word Nerd: Elsie
Word Nerd: Elsie
How did Elsie get its name?
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Word Nerd: Flavel
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Word Nerd: Jewell
Word Nerd: Jewell

By RYAN HUME

Jewell [dʒu• əl]

noun

1. This unincorporated community is located in Clatsop County at the junction of Oregon State Routes 103 and 202. Traditionally a logging town near the banks of...

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Word Nerd: Scow

By RYAN HUME

Scow

[skaʊ]

noun

1. any number of large, flat-bottomed boats that are used primarily for hauling...

Word Nerd: Globster

By RYAN HUME

Globster [glɒb• stər]

noun

1. any large unidentified mass of marine flesh that...