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2009-02-07 21:13:00

PITI, Guam, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Three gantry cranes purchased jointly by Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) and Matson Navigation Company arrived today at the Port of Guam. The two U.S. Jones Act container carriers acquired the cranes from the Port of Los Angeles in 2008 and have retrofitted and modified the cranes to enhance their productivity and handling capabilities. The cranes, which are used in ports to lift shipping containers on and off container vessels, are scheduled to...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

51-year-old Mona Roberts proves "50 is the new 30" in groundbreaking new calendar HAGATNA, Guam, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mona Roberts has published the island's first au natural calendar to promote her "Look Good Naked" theme for women of ALL ages. The 51-year-old native Chamorrita is beautifully captured au natural and semi-nude in high-quality images photographed exclusively in Guam's idyllic tropical settings and in her beautiful cottage home. "I wanted to show that women of all ages can...

2008-09-14 03:00:24

By Jankosky, Christopher John ABSTRACT On January 8, 2005, the U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (SSN 711), a nuclear-powered submarine, collided with a seamount in a remote Pacific Ocean location. The high-speed impact resulted in injuries to 90% of the crew. Subsequent emergency medical response is described as well as the 3-month physical and psychological morbidity. Recommendations for medical training, equipment, and policy for workers in isolated environments are discussed. INTRODUCTION...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

Brown tree snakes have caused the extinction of native bird species in Guam and are changing the entire ecosystem of the island, biologists said. University of Washington researchers said birds are important for pollination and controlling insects that feed on plants. "The brown tree snake has often been used as a textbook example for the negative impacts of invasive species, but after the loss of birds no one has looked at the snake's indirect effects," Haldre Rogers, a UW doctoral...

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2008-08-10 15:50:00

In the last 60 years, brown tree snakes have become the embodiment of the bad things that can happen when invasive species are introduced in places where they have few predators. Unchecked for many years, the snakes caused the extinction of nearly every native bird species on the Pacific island of Guam. A variety of other damage has been directly attributed to brown tree snakes, including large population losses among other native animal species in Guam's forests, attacks on children and...

2008-07-28 15:00:40

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) have successfully completed the first of three training courses planned for 2008 at the Guam International Airport. The Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist School was held July 14-16, 2008 at the training facility provided by the Guam International Airport in Tamuning, Guam. The course was taught by Jeff Price and had a total of 33 attendees from throughout the Pacific...

2008-07-21 08:44:37

A U.S. Air Force jet with six crew members on board crashed Monday off the island of Guam, an Air Force spokesman said. Crews were searching for survivors, CNN reported. Air Force Capt. Joel Stark, a spokesman for Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, said rescuers with the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy were searching an area of the Pacific Ocean about 30 miles northwest of Guam where the plane is believed to have crashed. The B-52H Stratofortress, based at Barksdale Air Force Base in...

2008-07-08 15:00:49

By TIFFANY, Martin A joint venture from the Philippines is proposing a 100 to 200 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Guam that promises ratepayers a cheaper and more reliable power alternative. Reports suggest the project, being proposed by Alto Power Management Corp, will significantly reduce the cost of electricity. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2007-04-03 09:00:31

By Paulay, Gustav Abstract: The grapsid crab Metopograpsus oceanicus ( Jacquinot, 1852) is recorded from the Hawaiian Islands for the first time; it appears to be established at least in Kane'ohe Bay on O'ahu. I review the ecology of the species in Oceania and argue that it was introduced both to the Hawaiian Islands and Guam, likely by shipping traffic. A brief review of Metopograpsus in the Hawaiian Islands is also presented. INVASIONS BY nonindigenous species are one of the greatest...

2006-08-03 21:32:33

By Jim Wolf MARIETTA, Georgia (Reuters) - The top U.S. fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor, will operate frequently from the Pacific island of Guam in coming years, a top general said on Thursday, as Washington counters China's military build-up with enhanced U.S. firepower in the region. Air Force Gen. Paul Hester, commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, said Guam's Anderson Air Force Base would be host to an early tour of F-22s from a squadron of 18 to be delivered to Elmendorf Air...


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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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