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Second And Third Sounding Rockets Successfully Launched From The Marshall Islands
2013-05-08 09:32:28

NASA The Equatorial Vortex Experiment (EVEX) was successfully conducted during the early morning hours (eastern time) May 7 from Roi Namur, Republic of the Marshall Islands. A NASA Terrier-Oriole sounding rocket was launched at 3:39 a.m. EDT and was followed by a launch of Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket 90 seconds later. Preliminary indications are that both rockets released their vapor clouds of lithium or trimethyl aluminum, which were observed from various locations in the...

Climate Change A Threat To International Security
2013-02-18 05:46:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Speaking before the United Nations Security Council, an official from the Marshall Islands argued that climate change is a threat to international security, citing the impact that global warming has had on his own island nation to illustrate his point. Tony deBrum, a minister and assistant to the president of the Marshall Islands, petitioned the body on Friday to recognize the phenomenon as a potential hazard to the very survival...

2010-11-04 00:00:39

Super Typhoon Paka moved through Guam and the Marshall Islands during mid-December of 1997, flattening wooden structures and damaging property, but not damaging two steel guard booths, which stood directly in its pathway. Both guard shelters, including their glass windows, were still intact after the super typhoon--which brought the highest winds ever recorded on Guam. Inspired by this result, B.I.G. has just announced the creation of a new typhoon/hurricane-resistant guard shelter. South El...

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2010-07-28 10:27:54

An Australian scientist has discovered what could be the world's rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean. The unique Pacific elkhorn coral was found while conducting underwater surveys of Arno atoll in the Marshall Islands, by coral researcher Dr Zoe Richards of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS). The coral bears a close physical resemblance to the critically endangered and fast-vanishing elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) of the Atlantic Ocean, but genetic...

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2010-02-12 10:15:00

Through laboratory soil cleanup methods, residents of Bikini, Enjebi and Rongelap Islands - where nuclear tests were conducted on the atolls and in the ocean surrounding them in the 1950s - could have lower radioactive levels than the average background dose for residents in the United States and Europe. The National Nuclear Security Administration's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists Bill Robison and Terry Hamilton calculated the radiation doses for people resettling Bikini,...

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2009-08-05 13:20:00

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Wednesday that striking a new global deal to reduce the impact of climate change is crucial to the future of vulnerable Pacific island nations, AFP reported. Climate change has emerged as a key issue at the opening of the Pacific Islands Forum summit of regional leaders in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns. The two days of talks will also see leaders from Australia, New Zealand and 13 Pacific Island nations discussing Fiji and the impact of...

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2009-03-26 12:45:00

Officials said on Thursday that the Marshall Islands are pressing the U.S. for more compensation for the damage caused by nuclear tests, after France announced it would pay its own victims, the AFP reported. Throughout 1946 and 1958, the U.S. conducted 67 atomic weapons tests on the atolls of Bikini and Enewetak in the Marshall Islands. Washington has paid out more than 500 million dollars in compensation for health and other problems reported by residents of the atolls and nearby areas...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Buden, Donald W Abstract: Eleven species of reptiles are reported from Nauru in the first systematic treatment of the herpetofauna. Four of the species are marine; the seven others include six lizards (four geckos, two skinks) and one snake. Gehyra mutilata (Wiegman), G. oceanica (Lesson), Pelamis platura (Linnaeus), and Ramphotyphlops braminus (Daudin) are recorded on Nauru for the first time. With the exception of Emoia arnoensis Brown & Marshall, which is endemic to eastern...

2006-08-16 07:17:00

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three Mexican fishermen found drifting in the Pacific Ocean could have been lost for almost a year and two others were missing and presumed dead, the manager of a fishing company that rescued them said on Wednesday. Early reports suggested the fishermen had been lost at sea for about three months and drifted more than 8,000 km (5,000 miles) before they were found by a Taiwanese tuna fishing trawler in waters between the Marshall Islands and Kiribati on...


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2007-03-26 12:47:46

The Fourspot butterflyfish, Chaetodon quadrimaculatus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Pacific Ocean from the Ryukyus, Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands and Taiwan to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, south to the Samoan and Austral Islands and the Marianas and Marshall Islands in Micronesia, at depths down to 49.21 ft (15 m). Its length is up to 6.30 in (16 cm). The Fourspot butterflyfish is found almost exclusively on exposed seaward reefs, and feeds...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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