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Snakes Eat Birds Which Equals More Spiders For Guam
2012-09-13 13:25:39

Ecologists look for effects of bird loss caused by invasive brown treesnake on Guam In one of the first studies to examine how the loss of forest birds is effecting Guam's island ecosystem, biologists from Rice University, the University of Washington and the University of Guam found that the Pacific island's jungles have as many as 40 times more spiders than are found on nearby islands like Saipan. "You can't walk through the jungles on Guam without a stick in your hand to knock down...

2012-08-30 10:27:52

TOFOL, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new travel video gives visitors an inside look at the beautiful and peaceful Pacific island of Kosrae. Located halfway between Hawaii and Guam, Kosrae is home to protected and pristine coral reefs and dive sites, ancient ruins, lush rainforests and a vibrant local culture. "Kosrae is an amazing place for a vacation or a lifetime, says Grant Ismael, director of the Kosrae Visitors Bureau. "This...

2012-08-27 06:21:28

ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr announced that Guam Power Authority (GPA), the electric power provider for the U.S. Territory of Guam, has selected the Gridstream(®) RF advanced metering solution for its project to implement smart grid technology. GPA plans to deploy more than 52,000 advanced meters and Gridstream network components over the next two years. The utility will deploy E-350 FOCUS AX-SD meters with integrated service switch and ZigBee®...

2012-08-04 02:05:14

Conservation efforts need empirical studies The beautiful, endemic and endangered cycad, Cycas micronesica was once a dominant forest tree on the island of Guam, but recent plant mortality predicts extirpation from Guam habitats by 2019. This dire prediction by scientists at the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC), University of Guam is validated by the research of Thomas E. Marler and John H. Lawrence, which has concluded that Cycas micronesica is the only native host for the...

2012-08-02 10:20:44

HONOLULU, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a premier ocean transportation and logistics company, today reported net income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 of $7.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. Net income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 was $18.7 million, or $0.44 per diluted share. Net income for the second quarter of 2012 was negatively impacted by $4.8 million of after-tax separation costs, a high effective tax rate for the quarter of...

2012-07-30 02:20:35

HONOLULU, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a premier ocean transportation and logistics company, announced today that it has established a new Matson Foundation that will administer all of the company's corporate giving programs. The objective of the Matson Foundation will be to contribute funds, material goods and services to assist in the development and operation of not-for-profit, charitable and community organizations in the geographic locations in which Matson...

2012-05-08 10:24:33

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau released today a 2010 Census brief, The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2010 [PDF], that shows more than half (56 percent) of this population, or 685,000 people, reported being Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in combination with one or more other races. This multiracial group grew by 44 percent from 2000 to 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Overall,...

GPS On Commercial Ships Could Improve Tsunami Warnings
2012-05-07 07:44:47

Commercial ships travel across most of the globe and could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis, according to a study published May 5 by scientists at the University of Hawaii — Manoa (UHM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. James Foster, lead author and Assistant Researcher at the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), and colleagues were able to detect and measure the properties of the...

2012-03-23 06:20:37

Pew presses international body for better management of tuna, sharks, and illegal fishing GUAM, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Decisions affecting the world's largest tuna fishery, its biggest fish, and the economies of some of the smallest countries will be made when representatives of more than 25 governments gather for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) annual meeting from March 26-30. "These governments will make decisions about important...

2012-01-31 10:35:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today announced plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new routes to begin in the summer of 2012. "We continue to capitalize on the combined resources of United and Continental to create a network that gives our customers more flights to the places they want to go," said James Starnes, United's director of domestic planning. "The flexibility of our fleet allows us to...


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Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat, Emballonura semicaudata
2013-01-28 14:19:38

Image Caption: Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata) (pe’ape’a). Credit: Jorge Palmeirim/Wikipedia The Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata), also known as the Polynesian sheath-tailed bat, is a sac-winged bat that can be found in many areas, including Guam, Fiji, Somoa, Palua, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and American Somoa. It is thought to occur in forested areas and is known to be highly dependent on the presence of caves. This species is small, with an...

Post Storm Analysis Of Typhoon Sanvu
2012-07-17 14:09:29

Typhoon Sanvu formed to the Southeast of Guam on May 21, 2012 and began to make its track to the North. Sanvu was responsible for strong winds and rain in the Guam area. It then moved to the North and impacted the island known as Iwo To. The pressure dropped to around 975mb with winds around 70mph when it made landfall on Iwo To. The eye wall passed right over the island on the evening of the 25th of May. When Sanvu left the island of Iwo To it rapidly transitioned into an...

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2007-03-19 16:05:37

The Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis, is an arboreal colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a large number of islands in northwestern Melanesia. This is a nocturnal snake and is rarely seen by humans in its habitat. The snake is considered a pest in Guam where it is not native. It was carried there on a US military transport at the end of WWII. The slightly venomous, but rather harmless, snake killed almost the entire native bird...

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2005-06-09 11:03:36

The Guam Rail (Rallus owstoni) is a flightless bird native to Guam. It disappeared from southern Guam in the early 1970s and was removed totally from the entire island by the late 1980s. This species is now being bred in captivity by the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources on Guam and at some mainland U.S. zoos. Since 1995, more than 100 rails have been introduced on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in an attempt to establish a wild breeding...

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