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Groundsel

Groundsel, or ragwort, common names for plants of genus Senecio, family Compositae or Asteraceae.

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Lagomorpha

Lagomorpha, order of mammals containing 2 families: the rabbits and hares (Leporidae), and the small, lesser-known pikas (Ochotonidae).

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Back River

Back River, 974 km long, rises in Contwoyto Lake, north of Great Slave Lake, NWT, and flows northeast across the Barren Lands of Nunavut to Chantrey Inlet, south of King William Island.

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Pulse Crops

Pulse crops are members of the family Leguminosae or Fabaceae (see LEGUME). The term "pulse crops" generally refers to those plant species harvested primarily for dry seed that is used as both human food and animal feed.

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Zoos

Zoos or zoological gardens are facilities exhibiting wild and domesticated animals for purposes of education, recreation, conservation and research. Zoological gardens can be conventional, dense-occupancy zoos to open animal parks and game farms.

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Lilies

Lilies (1996). The effortless shifts between the 2 settings - a Montréal prison in 1952 and a rural Québec town in 1912 - produce a magical, dreamlike atmosphere, one that inspires viewers to believe that anything can happen.

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Hells Gate

Hells Gate is a narrow rocky gorge of the Fraser River Canyon south of Boston Bar, British Columbia.

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Seed Plants

The common feature uniting seed plants is the "seed habit," a unique method of sexual reproduction. In all vascular plants, the conspicuous plant is a spore producer (sporophyte) that alternates, in the life cycle, with a sexual phase (gametophyte).

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Coyote

Coyote (Canis latrans, family Canidae), often called prairie wolf or brush wolf, is intermediate in size between the wolf and fox.

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Wood Buffalo

Wood Buffalo, incorporated as a regional municipality in 1995, population 65 565 (2011c), 51 496 (2006c).

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Cockroach

Cockroach, swift-running, flattened, oval-shaped insect belonging to order Dictyoptera.

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Barnacle

Barnacle, common name for marine invertebrates of subclass Cirripedia, class Crustacea.

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Creeper

The creeper (family Certhiidae) is a small, brown-backed bird with a stiff tail and thin, downcurved bill.

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Kingfisher

The kingfisher (Alcedinidae) is a family of robust birds, with large heads, strong, pointed bills, short tails and small feet.

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Kinglet

The kinglet is a tiny, highly active, insectivorous songbird, olive grey with brightly coloured crown, sharp, slender bill and short, stubby tail.

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Lamprey

Lamprey, group of primitive vertebrates which, together with hagfish and various extinct forms comprise the fish class Agnatha.

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Louse

Louse is the common term broadly used for certain insect pests of mammals, birds, plants (aphids), books (book lice), etc, and for crustaceans (sea lice), living commensally with aquatic mammals and fish.

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Glaciers in Canada

A glacier is a large mass of ice, formed at least in part on land, that shows evidence of present or past movement. It is formed by the compaction and recrystallization of snow into ice crystals and commonly also contains air, water and rock debris. With approximately 200,000 km2 of glacier coverage in the Arctic and the West, Canada is home to a significant percentage of the world’s glaciers. By 2100, however, scientists predict that those in Alberta and British Columbia will have lost 70 per cent of their 2005 volume due to climate change.