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Discovering this relict ecosystem highlights the widespread impact past changes in the climate have had on the world’s coastlines, Ezcurra says, and it provides a chance to better understand how future sea level rise may affect these ecosystems.How these sea-loving mangroves ended up far from the coast|Trishla Ostwal|October 22, 2021|Science News
We hope scientists who study other types of organisms will explore this area and look for more relicts.
This supports our hypothesis that the San Pedro River mangroves are a relict from the last interglacial, some 120,000 years ago.
She was attired in the black calico riding-skirt and sunbonnet 443 which represented the mourning garb of the mountain relict.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim|Frances Hodgson Burnett
We cannot but rejoice that in the present day there exists not the slightest relict of serfdom in any part of the United Kingdom.
To whose memory as an instance of her conjugal affection, Mary, his sorrowful relict, caused this monument to be erected.The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral|George S. Phillips
He felt that he could not refuse the unexplained opportunity to pay at least his respects to the relict of his idol.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
What brought me to consciousness was his fumbling with the buttons at the waist of that blue muslin relict of a sentiment.The Melting of Molly|Maria Thompson Daviess
British Dictionary definitions for relict
- a group of animals or plants that exists as a remnant of a formerly widely distributed group in an environment different from that in which it originated
- (as modifier)a relict fauna
- a mountain, lake, glacier, etc, that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after a destructive process has occurred
- a mineral that remains unaltered after metamorphism of the rock in which it occurs