Portugal

Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Portugal–Spain border is 1,214 km (754 mi) long and considered the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. The republic also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

The land within the borders of current Portugal has been continuously settled and fought over since prehistoric times. The Celts and the Romans were followed by the Visigothic and the Suebi Germanic peoples, who were themselves later invaded by the Moors. These Muslim peoples were eventually expelled during the Christian Reconquista of the peninsula. By 1139, Portugal had established itself as a kingdom independent from León. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded Western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers.

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‘Like a sledgehammer’: Killer whales perplex scientists by ramming sailing boats on Spanish coast

The Independent 13 Sep 2020
Killer whales have been “attacking” sailing boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal, in encounters one mariner said felt “totally orchestrated” and another described as “like a sledgehammer” ... Science news in pictures. Show all 20 ... Getty ... Dr Sidney Tamm of the Marine Biological Laboratory could not initially find any trace of an anus on the species ... ....
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Rescued sea turtles returned to Atlantic after recuperation

CBC 22 Jul 2020
Marine biologists spent several months tending to their injuries before releasing them off the coast of Portugal ... ....
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When China Met the West

The Atlantic 06 Jun 2020
The adventurous mariners from the kingdom of Portugal had burst into the Indian Ocean in 1498, when Vasco da Gama rounded the cape of Africa and found his way to the southwestern coast of India ... Portugal was on the fringe of that fringe ... The trade with Portugal proved too lucrative ......
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Afrique: Internet - �2Africa�, le c�ble sous-marin g�ant qui doit am�liorer la connexion du continent

All Africa 17 May 2020
la construction d'un c�ble sous-marin baptis� � 2Africa � qui partira du Royaume-Uni, ......
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The Great Barrier Reef: Stunning 19th-Century Illustrations from the World’s First Encyclopedia of One of ...

Brainpickings 11 May 2020
While the German marine biologist Ernst Haeckel was salving his ... At twenty-five, he won a grant from the Royal Society to lead a dredging survey off the coast of Portugal, trading in the lifeless stillness of museum specimens for the coruscating aliveness of the marine world....
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AP Sportlight

Citizen Tribune 19 Apr 2020
April 20 ... 1987Toshihiko Seko of Japan wins the Boston Marathon in 2.11.50, and Rosa Mota of Portugal wins the women’s division in 2.25.21. 1990Brian Holman of the Seattle Mariners pitches 8 2-3 innings of perfect baseball before pinch-hitter Ken Phelps hits a home run for the Oakland Athletics ... Indoor Diving Championships ... All rights reserved....
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Remembering accidental explosion that killed four Marines in Vietnam

Independent Record 01 Apr 2020
21, along with three other old Marines and two of our sons, I returned to Firebase Russell in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam ...Portugal” Silveira ... I was surprised and ashamed for not knowing this story and decided to recommend Portugal for the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the highest non-combat award....
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Parts of Ocean Institute’s tall ship Pilgrim are being removed as crews work to see ...

The Mercury News 31 Mar 2020
Efforts to stabilize the sunken Pilgrim – an icon of the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor – continued Monday, March 30, as multiple agencies worked to right the 14-sail brig ... In 1975, it was sailed to Lisbon, Portugal by Captain Ray Wallace, a noted marine architect who also built the Columbia at Disneyland. He rebuilt it into the present rig ... ....
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Angola: Angola Cables maintient les communications

All Africa 30 Mar 2020
Luanda -L'Angola Cables a annonc� dimanche une interruption de la fourniture de services sur la section des c�bles sous-marins reliant Seixal (Portugal) � Highbridge (Angleterre) .......
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Parts of the Pilgrim are being removed as crews work to see if the sinking ...

Orange County Register 30 Mar 2020
Efforts to stabilize the sunken Pilgrim – an icon of the Ocean Institute in Dana Point – continued Monday, March 30, as multiple agencies worked to right the 14-sail brig ... Sound. The gallery will resume inseconds ... In 1975, it was sailed to Lisbon, Portugal by Captain Ray Wallace, the noted marine architect, where it was converted to the present rig....
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Ocean Institute’s tall ship Pilgrim sinks in Dana Point Harbor

Press Telegram 30 Mar 2020
The Pilgrim, a decades-long icon at the Ocean Institute, listed starboard over the weekend and began sinking in Dana Point Harbor. Officials were informed at 5.15 a.m ... Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol Lt ... Sound ... of ... In 1975, it was sailed to Lisbon, Portugal by Captain Ray Wallace, the noted marine architect, where it was converted to the present rig ... ....
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Ocean Institute’s tall ship Pilgrim is sinking in Dana Point Harbor

Orange County Register 29 Mar 2020
The Pilgrim, a decades-long icon at the Ocean Institute, has keeled starboard and is sinking in Dana Point Harbor. Officials at the center were informed at 5.15 a.m ... The Pilgrim is valued at $6 million ... Sound ... of ... In 1975, it was sailed to Lisbon, Portugal by Captain Ray Wallace, the noted marine architect, where it was converted to the present rig ... ....
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Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too

Science Daily 27 Mar 2020
Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals fed themselves on mussels, fish and other marine life....
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