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2014-04-29 12:28:18

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 1,339 business establishments in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands generated $1.3 billion in sales, employed 14,215 people and paid $208.4 million in annual payroll, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Every five years, the economic census provides...

Image 1 - Scientists Map Deepest Part Of The Ocean
2011-12-08 13:44:38

The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) has mapped the deepest part of the ocean in greater detail than ever before. The scientists mapped the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific, which runs about 1,550 miles and extends down to nearly seven miles. The deepest point measured extends deeper below sea level than the height of Mount Everest, which is the highest point on the Earth. "We mapped the entire trench, from its northern end at Dutton Ridge, all the way to where it...

2009-01-21 11:53:00

SAIPAN, M.P., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman Jose Lifoifoi of the United Micronesia Development Association ("UMDA"), through his attorneys David Lujan and Edward Arriola, filed a motion in Superior Court for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands yesterday to dismiss claims filed against Chairman Lifoifoi and other UMDA directors by companies affiliated with Robert Pfaff and John Larson. Robert Pfaff and John Larson are convicted felons who UMDA brought suit against in...

2009-01-05 17:23:00

Pew Applauds Historic Action WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Bush today designated 3 new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean totaling more than 195,000 square miles, an area greater than Oregon and Washington combined. Together with Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which was established in 2006 in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, President Bush will have designated monuments protecting 335,561 square miles of ocean, a larger area of the world's...

2007-04-03 09:00:31

By Paulay, Gustav Abstract: The grapsid crab Metopograpsus oceanicus ( Jacquinot, 1852) is recorded from the Hawaiian Islands for the first time; it appears to be established at least in Kane'ohe Bay on O'ahu. I review the ecology of the species in Oceania and argue that it was introduced both to the Hawaiian Islands and Guam, likely by shipping traffic. A brief review of Metopograpsus in the Hawaiian Islands is also presented. INVASIONS BY nonindigenous species are one of the greatest...

2005-06-22 12:22:52

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (AP) -- The Anatahan Volcano north of Saipan has resumed rumbling in recent days, spewing steam and ash as high as 50,000 feet, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday. The latest satellite images from the Air Force Weather Agency showed a cloud of ash and steam rising 10,000 feet in the air and extending about 375 nautical miles from Anatahan island. Thin ash and volcanic smog, or vog, also spread 815 nautical miles northwest of the island, the satellite...

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2005-04-29 17:11:48

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Mount St. Helens and Kilauea generate the most attention, many other volcanoes in the United States have little or no regular monitoring and need to be watched for potential eruptions, a new report warns. The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday that monitoring gaps exist for volcanoes in Alaska, California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Wyoming and the Northern Mariana Islands that could pose a hazard both on the ground and to aviation. The report reviews the hazard of...


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Orbiculate Cardinalfish, Sphaeramia orbicularis
2009-06-18 17:44:13

The Orbiculate Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia orbicularis) is a cardinalfish that belongs to the family of Apogondiae. This fish grows to be 10 inches in length. The Orbiculate Cardinalfish has a thick, dark, vertical "waistband" that is sprinkled with dark spots heading toward the tail of the fish. This fish is found in coastal areas across the Indo-Pacific, along with East Africa, the Ryukyu Islands, New Caledonia, eastern Caroline, Kiribati, Belau, and the Mariana Islands. The male Orbiculate...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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