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Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma

Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma

Tom Rickey, PNNL Fish-friendly hydropower is the goal of international team Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the...

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New Bird Species Found In Cambodia Capitol
2013-06-26 10:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To discover new species, scientists often travel to the most remote jungle or the deepest ocean crevasse. However, conservationists recently spotted a new species simply strolling around the streets of Cambodia’s busy capital city, according to a report in the journal Forktail. Dubbed the Cambodian tailorbird, or Orthotomus chaktomuk, the formerly undescribed species was spotted in the bustling metropolis of Phnom Penh, and a number...

2013-05-23 08:32:59

Strategic step strengthens HGC's presence in Greater Mekong Subregion HONG KONG, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (Stock code: 215), today unveiled its first Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Myanmar, established in co-operation with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and its representative. The strategic move is part of HGC's niche market...

2012-11-01 11:20:10

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AmaWaterways, the award-winning river cruise line, teams up with Travel Agent University (TAU) and Luxury Travel University (LTU) to offer travel agents a free, online course designating them an "AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist." Travel agents who successfully complete the course will be entered to win a seven-night voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120607/LA21079LOGO) From Nov.1-15, 2012,...

2012-10-16 23:20:34

TOKYO, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on October 17 that its subsidiary NTT Communications (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has begun operating a branch office in Yangon, Myanmar. Working in collaboration with local carriers, the branch will provide ICT solutions that enable multinational companies to expand their operations reliably, flexibly and securely in Myanmar. (Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201210167654/ ) The branch is the first to...

2012-10-01 10:20:59

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new optional Crystal Overland Adventure takes Crystal guests deep into the heart of landlocked Laos during a March 7, 2013 Southeast Asia cruise. The three-night Laos Overland Discovery offers an intimate window into the rich history, secluded culture, and stunning scenery of the former French colony and UNESCO World Heritage site, Luang Prabang, considered the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. (Photo:...

Two Species Per Day Discovered In Mekong Jungle
2011-12-12 10:51:21

The diversity of life in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, which includes portions of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is so astonishing that a new species is found every two days, according to various media reports. Two-hundred and eight new species were discovered during the last year alone, including a multi-colored gecko and a black and white snub-nosed monkey with an “Elvis” hairdo. The region is also home to some of the world´s most...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

Urgent action needed to save critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Irrawaddy dolphin numbers have declined to just 85 in Southeast Asia's Mekong River, leading researchers to conclude that the population is at high risk of extinction, a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey revealed. One big factor in the decline is that dolphin calf survival is extremely low. "Evidence is strong that very few young animals survive to adulthood, as older dolphins die...

2011-06-01 07:01:00

LITTLETON, Colo., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to giving cruisers more "suite" options in Europe with a trio of Suite Ships in 2012, Avalon Waterways is preparing to invite travelers aboard three unique ships on four new itineraries in Egypt and Southeast Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110601/LA11599) "As more travelers adopt river cruising as their preferred travel style, they want to broaden their experiences," said Patrick Clark, managing director of...

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2010-10-06 10:10:00

Scientists discovered an average of three new biological species each week in the Greater Mekong region of Asia, including such unique life forms as a fish with vampire-like fangs and a 22-foot tall carnivorous plant, international conservation group WWF announced on Wednesday. According to WWF officials, a total of 145 new species were found in 2009 in the area near the Mekong River, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China's Yunnan Province. Joining the fanged...

2010-08-11 08:08:00

BANGKOK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ --The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has confirmed that the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2010) will be held from 8-10 September, 2010, at the IMPACT Convention Center (Hall 9), Muang Thong Thani. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NY49102 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100811/NY49102 ) The Thailand Travel Mart Plus is the country's premier annual trade event designed...


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2007-04-13 19:33:08

The Blackline rasbora, Rasbora borapetensis, is an aquarium fish of the family Cyprinidae found in Asia from the Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Klong basins, and also northern Malay Peninsula. It grows to about 1.57 in (4 cm). It has an incomplete lateral line, reaching at most to the anal fin origin - a dark brown mid-lateral stripe from gill opening to somewhat in front of the caudal fin base, not widening posteriorly and above it a second, pale stripe. There is no black pigment on the...

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