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2013-07-17 08:27:25

MUSCAT, Oman, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Salalah based International Medical City (IMC) marks milestone with completion of infrastructure planning phase - Developed by Apex Medical Group (AMG), a subsidiary of Al Joaib Group, in cooperation with Oman Government Ministries - Leading international investors join hands with AMG as construction of the project shortly to commence Inbound medical tourism to the...

2013-05-17 10:59:24

Researchers have shown that, by using global positioning systems (GPS) to measure ground deformation caused by a large underwater earthquake, they can provide accurate warning of the resulting tsunami in just a few minutes after the earthquake onset. For the devastating Japan 2011 event, the team reveals that the analysis of the GPS data and issue of a detailed tsunami alert would have taken no more than three minutes. The results are published on 17 May in Natural Hazards and Earth System...

2013-05-15 04:20:58

LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surfing expeditions in the Maldives increase in popularity as the country showcases its wilder side The Maldives has long been associated with tranquillity and relaxation, and it's little wonder when this small island group in the middle of the Indian Ocean is littered with some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world, some with an entire island to call their own. The palm-fringed...

2013-05-09 23:30:14

BICS selects DDC for collocation and undersea fiber cable head cross connect services in support of network expansion in Africa. Djibouti City, Djibouti (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has announced today that it has been selected by BICS, a leading global provider of international carrier services, to serve as its location for a gateway hub in East Africa. BICS will leverage the Djibouti Data Center´s strategic position in East Africa as the major meeting point...

Strong Correlation Between Asian Summer Monsoon And The Climate Pattern That Preceded It
2013-04-24 10:13:28

University of California, San Diego For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. The summer rainy season is especially important for securing the water and food supplies for more than a billion people. Its variations can mean the difference between drought and flood. Now a Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego-led study reports on a crucial connection that could drastically improve the ability of forecasters to reliably predict the monsoon a few months...

2013-04-15 04:20:24

LONDON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ministry of Energy Meeting With Tank Storage Leaders to Drive Development in The Region It is an exciting time for the bulk liquid storage industry in the Middle East and Africa, and the growth of the UAE as a strategic hub for global trade has led to a new series of challenges for regional leaders to respond to. The industry's leading figures are demanding collaboration to drive the industry forward. As Mr Yusr Sultan, CEO, Horizon Terminals has...

2013-04-04 08:32:05

FRANKFURT, Germany and DUBAI, UAE, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past week a number of submarine cables suffered major outages, severely disrupting internet connectivity between the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Renesys, a provider of information on worldwide internet operations, reported in its blog that EASSy, SEACOM and Sea-Me-We-4 (SMW4) submarine cables suffered disruptions. EASSy and SEACOM outages temporarily wiped out internet connectivity in parts of East...

2013-03-20 04:20:16

UBM ASIA (Thailand) launches Myanmar's 1st International Industrial Manufacturing and Subcontracting Exhibition YANGON, Myanmar, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the outstanding success of INTERMACH in Thailand -- one of largest and most popular International Industrial Manufacturing exhibitions in the region -- the show's organizer, UBM Asia (Thailand), is proud to extend the event to the new Myanmar this year. South East Asia is currently one of the world's few...

2013-03-03 23:00:29

The DDC is the first and only data center facility in East Africa to provide direct fiber access to five undersea cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia markets with Africa. MTN selects DDC for collocation and undersea fiber cable head cross connect services in support of network expansion in Africa. United Arab Emirates, Dubai (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has announced today at the Capacity Middle East Conference the launch of its commercial...

Pieces Of Lost Continent Discovered Buried Beneath Indian Ocean
2013-02-25 10:34:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tales of submerged or ℠lost´ areas of land have been prevalent in popular culture since the days of Plato. Yet, while we never found the lost city of Atlantis, an international group of scientists has found evidence of an ancient micro-continent resting beneath two islands in the Indian Ocean. Until around 750 million years ago, all of the dry land on Earth was collected into a single continent called Rodinia, the older...


Latest Indian ocean Reference Libraries

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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2012-04-03 19:33:28

Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids have a number of different forms but are basically streamlined and smooth. Polyps are large and brightly colored and resemble those of members of the Mussidae family of corals. The polyps are only extended at night. Tentacles are translucent,...

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2012-04-03 15:24:52

Discosoma (or Actinodiscus) is a genus of soft mushroom coral native to the Indian Ocean. This genus is sometimes incorrectly referred to as mushroom anemone or disc anemone. This coral is commonly collected and used worldwide in marine aquariums, where it is known to grow easily. There are 5 known species of mushroom coral: Actinodiscus dawydoffi, Actinodiscus fungiformis, Discosoma nummiforme, Actinodiscus rubraoris, and Actinodiscus unguja.

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2012-04-03 14:30:21

Plate Coral, (Fungia paumotensis), is a species of stony coral that occurs in the Indian Ocean on upper reef slopes especially where there is considerable movement of the water from wave action. It is usually found on sand or beds of coral fragments. This solitary, non-colonial coral is free living and not attached to the seabed. It is elongated and oval in shape and can grow rather large. Its single large polyp can be up to 9.8 inches long and is embedded in a cup shaped hollow known as...

Amsterdam Albatross, Diomedea amsterdamensis
2012-01-11 16:31:30

Amsterdam Albatross or Amsterdam Island Albatross, (Diomedea amsterdamensis), is a species of albatross belonging to the Diomedeidae family. It was first described in 1983 and was originally believed to be a subspecies of the Wandering Albatross. BirdLife International now recognizes it as a separate species, but it is still considered a subspecies to some. The Amsterdam Albatross breeds only on Amsterdam Island, French Southern Territories in the southern Indian Ocean, at an elevation...

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