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2011-03-15 14:00:00

SINGAPORE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International energy pricing agency Argus has launched the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean Products (AMGIO) report, a service that provides a range of price assessments of refined oil products in the Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean. Traditionally, these markets have been assessed as differentials to product prices in the Singapore market. "As Mideast Gulf states and India emerge as both suppliers of oil products as well as key markets for...

2011-03-14 11:22:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls Inc., the shoe charity, is offering individuals looking to assist the victims of the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan last week an opportunity to help. Individuals, retailers and manufacturers can support Soles4Souls' relief efforts by visiting www.giveshoes.org and donating shoes at the nearest drop-off location or by donating excess product to the charity. The effects of the quake have proven to be the...

2011-03-11 12:01:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls Inc., the shoe charity, announced it is assessing the international damage from the earthquake in Japan only hours after the 8.9 magnitude quake set off more than 50 tsunami warnings from the Japanese islands to the west coast of the US. The effects of the quake are still developing, but it has left more than 100 dead and 600 injured in Japan alone. The charity, along with its partners in Indonesia and throughout Asia, has...

2011-03-08 01:59:00

LONDON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- cazenove+loyd have teamed up with camera and optics specialist Leica to launch a 'Travel Photographer of the Year' competition for 2011. Each month from January to December 2011, budding photographers will be invited to submit up to five photographs taken in one of cazenove+loyd's three areas of expertise: Africa+Indian Ocean, South+South East Asia and Central+South America. The 12 winning entries, one from each month, will be shown at an...

2011-02-12 07:55:00

The Cosmo-SkyMed satellites, operated by the Italian space agency, have acquired the first images of the Italian oil tanker Savina Caylyn since it was hijacked earlier this week by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. According to the satellite radar images, acquired by Italian space agency (ASI) and e-GEOS on Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning, the seized ship is about 330 km off the Somalia coast. The 266-m long and 46-m wide vessel was about 800 km west of India when it was...

2011-01-28 13:17:22

The increased frequency of drought observed in eastern Africa over the last 20 years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise, according to new research published in Climate Dynamics. This poses increased risk to the estimated 17.5 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa who currently face potential food shortages. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of California, Santa Barbara, determined that warming of the Indian Ocean, which...

2010-12-23 17:59:23

Technical setup of the early warning sysem completed Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The project ends on 31 March 2011. After that, Indonesia accepts the sole responsibility for the overall system. "The innovative technical approach of GITEWS is based on a combination of different sensors, whose central element is a fast and precise detection and analysis of...

2010-11-16 06:29:25

A new large species of squid has been discovered among several dozens of other types gathered during exploration of the Indian Ocean, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Monday. The 27-inch-long new species is part of the "chiroteuthid" family. It has light emitting organs that attract prey in the darkness thousands of feet deep along the craggy seabed, according to the IUCN. More than 7,000 samples of lifeforms were gathered during last year's Seamounts...

2010-10-13 10:25:00

A female humpback whale has broken the world record for longest distance ever traveled by a mammal, covering more than 6,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean while searching for a mate, according to a new study published in the journal Biology Letters. The whale in question was originally photographed in the midst of other whales at a breeding ground off of the southeastern coast of Brazil in August 1999. Two years later, in September 2001, the same whale--whose identity was...

2010-09-19 12:05:00

The nation's ability to detect and forecast tsunamis has improved since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but current efforts are still not sufficient to meet challenges posed by tsunamis generated near land that leave little time for warning, says a new congressionally requested report from the National Research Council. The report calls for a comprehensive national assessment of tsunami risk and improved communication and coordination among the two federal Tsunami Warning Centers, emergency...

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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...

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,...

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.

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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