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2011-08-08 16:48:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported net income attributable to VAALCO of $11.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011 compared to a net income attributable to VAALCO of $10 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2010. Second quarter 2011 revenues were $58.5 million compared to $33.7 million in the second quarter of 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/NY71495LOGO )...

2011-07-21 05:23:00

HOUSTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) today announced an update to its drilling operations in the Dussafu Ruche Marin-1 (DRM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon, West Africa. Harvest operates the Dussafu PSC, holding a 66.667% interest. The DRM-1 well was initially drilled in 380 feet of water. On June 10, 2011, Harvest announced an oil discovery in the pre-salt Gamba reservoir with plans to deepen the well to test...

2011-06-10 14:33:00

The Gabon-Oregon Transnational Research Center will support joint research endeavors and match Pacific Northwest expertise to Gabon's vision for sustainable economic development EUGENE, Ore., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere is in Washington, D.C., today to meet with Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba and enter into a groundbreaking research and training partnership with the west-central African nation. (Photo:...

2011-05-27 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver Bull Resources, Inc. (TSX: SVB, AMEX: SVBL) ("Silver Bull") is pleased to announce an intercept of 7.6 g/t gold over 9 meters on the Ndjole exploration license held by Dome Ventures, a 100% owned subsidiary of Silver Bull, which is subject of a joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti ("AGA"). Details on the Gabon project and the exploration areas are available on the Silver Bull web site at...

2011-05-13 09:28:20

Olive ridley sea turtles nest in Gabon but spend most of their time in waters off Republic of Congo Satellite tracking of olive ridley sea turtles off the coast of Central Africa has revealed that existing protected areas may be inadequate to safeguard turtles from fishing nets, according to scientists with the University of California-Santa Cruz, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter, and others. Scientists involved in the study recommended the extension of an...

Latest Gabon Reference Libraries

2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

2007-01-02 11:00:22

The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). It lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps. It is found throughout all or parts of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Of all gorillas it is the least endangered and is the gorilla usually found in zoos. The western lowland gorilla eats plants and, occasionally, insects....

2007-01-01 15:46:44

The Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) is an Old World monkey found in the forests of Central Africa. They range from Cameroon down to Gabon and across in western Uganda. The Grey-cheeked Mangabey is a dark monkey. It looks in shape overall like a small, hairy baboon. Its thick brown fur is almost black in its forest home. It has a slightly golden mane around the neck. The sexes are similar, with the males slightly larger than the females. The Grey-cheeked Mangabey lives in a...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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