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United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Minister David Miliband has designated the area around the Chagos Islands as a marine reserve, making it the largest such location in the world.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced that its mini-VSAT Broadband(SM) satellite communications service has received operating authority that enables coverage of the Indian Ocean region.
A unique wave-generating machine that mimics the activity of real-life tsunamis with unprecedented realism has been used successfully in an Oxfordshire laboratory.
LOS ANGELES, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps has a representative on the ground in Chile, coordinating with ONEMI (the National Office of Emergencies and Information) and assessing the needs at local hospitals and clinics, following the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck February 27.
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Researchers are tracking Indian Ocean climate patterns with the possibility that they will improve early-warning systems for the El Nino phenomenon, which could save countless lives and billions of dollars lost each year to the severe weather it causes.
Penn State researchers and their international collaborators have discovered a diversity of corals harboring unusual species of symbiotic algae in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea in the northeastern Indian Ocean.
How did the lemurs, flying foxes and narrow-striped mongooses get to the large, isolated island of Madagascar sometime after 65 million years ago?
Deep within the Kairei Indian hydrothermal vent field, two-and-one-half miles below the central Indian Ocean, scientists have discovered a gastropod mollusk, whose armor could improve load-bearing and protective materials in everything from aircraft hulls to sports equipment.
ATLANTA, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Five years after the devastation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Habitat for Humanity has assisted more than 22,500 families in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
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...
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,...
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.
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 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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