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2011-01-06 13:34:00

DULLES, Va., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc.

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 more...

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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2009-09-08 11:05:00

The president of the Maldives reported Monday that his country would be unable to attend the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen this year because it lacked the necessary funding.

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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.

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.

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.


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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obdormition
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