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2011-01-06 13:34:00

DULLES, Va., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today it has won a contract from the Republic of the Maldives for a vessel monitoring system that is being developed for fisheries management and safety. This information services project expands GeoEye's expertise and presence in location-based information products and services. (Logo:...

2010-04-28 12:43:00

DUBAI, UAE, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It was generally accepted that the areas with the highest threat of pirate attacked are along the line from the Seychelles to the Maldives and into the Mozambique Channel, but it is now clear that the Arabian Sea is another area in which pirate attacks are now occurring and that the zone within a triangle formed by Socotra, the Gulf of Oman and the northern Maldives is now also a threat area. The coalition of maritime forces is therefore...

2010-03-09 10:58:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move lauded by the Pew Environment Group, the Maldives today declared its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), 90,000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean, as a shark sanctuary free from all shark fishing and also banned all imports and exports of shark fins. The Maldives is home to more than 30 shark species, including the scalloped hammerhead, the most prominent shark to be considered for protection at the upcoming meeting of the Convention...

2010-02-08 23:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Smiling in the clear blue water of the Maldives, supermodel Brooklyn Decker sizzles on the cover of the highly-anticipated 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (www.SI.com/Swimsuit) out today. Tabbed "A Perfect 10," Decker is a five-year veteran of SI Swimsuit. The cover was shot by legendary SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100209/NY51792 ) As cover model, Decker joins a legacy of supermodels who have...

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2010-01-15 14:30:00

People in Africa and Asia gathered together Friday to view the shining ring during the annular eclipse. According to NASA's website, the eclipse began in Africa by passing through Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia.  After its stop there it reached its peak when crossing over the Indian Ocean. The path ended in Asia, where the eclipse could be seen in Maldives, southern India, parts of Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China. Residents in Kenya's capital Nairobi...

2009-09-22 10:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives, today affirmed his commitment to biochar as an important means of meeting the country's goal to be "Zero Carbon" by 2020. Announced as part of Climate Week at the UN in New York, this commitment further solidifies the country's position as a leader in combating climate change and highlights the potential of biochar as a solution to growing CO2 emissions. The Maldives have partnered with Carbon Gold, the world's...

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2009-09-08 11:05:00

Just one day after the president of Maldives declared his country would not be attending the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark announced plans to help the struggling nation. "We can't go to Copenhagen because we don't have the money," President Mohamed Nasheed told reporters on Monday. The Maldives is key to the equation because a 2007 report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that a rise in sea levels by 7.2 to 23.2 inches by 2100 would be enough to...

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2009-07-15 06:11:50

A biologist in the Maldives is claiming that millions of dragonflies fly thousands of miles across the sea from southern India to Africa. If this hypothesis were confirmed, this would be the first known insect migration across open water. It would also dwarf the notorious Monarch butterfly trip taken annually, as their trip is just half the distance of the dragonflies. Biologist Charles Anderson has written his research over the mass migration in the Journal of Tropical Ecology. Annually,...

2009-07-10 09:08:19

The Dead Sea has reached the next stage in the international competition grading the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Israeli tourism officials said. Israel's candidacy for the competition was made possible after the Tourist Ministries of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed agreements supporting the move, the officials said. Hoping the lowest place on Earth will be declared one of the competition's winners, Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov has planned a promotion...

2009-07-10 06:20:34

The Dead Sea has reached the next stage in the international competition grading the Seven Wonders of the World, Israeli tourism officials said. Israel's candidacy for the competition was made possible after the Tourist Ministries of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed agreements supporting the move, the officials said. Hoping the lowest place on earth will be declared one of the competition's winners, Minister Stas Misezhnikov has planned a promotion encouraging tourism to...


Latest Maldives Reference Libraries

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2007-03-26 12:10:42

The Redtail butterflyfish, Chaetodon collare, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Persian Gulf and Maldives to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, at depths down to 49.21 ft (15 m). It can grow up to 7.09 in (18 cm) in length.

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2007-02-21 18:17:03

The Titan triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens, is the largest of the triggerfish species and can grow up to 2.46 ft (75 cm) in length. Their range includes reef areas in the Indo-Pacific region, including Australia, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia and the Maldives. The fish is not a pelagic species and generally lives in the flat areas of the reef. Characteristics Titan triggerfish are the workers of the reef and often surrounded by other fish feeding from the leftovers. Titan triggerfish...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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