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2014-08-12 08:26:35

TOFOL, Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scuba divers and adventure travelers can now experience Kosrae's stunning tropical landscape in a different way with the second Rock Hopper Adventure Trail Run on Monday, September 1. The 5.7-mile run will include on-road and off-road terrain. Runners and their cheering parties can enjoy exploring Kosrae's lush rainforests, ancient ruins, and meeting local craftspeople along with world-class diving with one of Kosrae's...

2014-04-29 12:28:26

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guam's economy generated $7.7 billion in revenue in 2012, up 23.9 percent from $6.2 billion in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for Guam. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO The five-year economic census provides the most authoritative and comprehensive source of information about the entire U.S. economy, including U.S. territories like Guam,...

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...

2014-02-21 23:01:17

National VOAD has announced that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has established a VOAD, making it the 56th State/Territory VOAD. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has announced that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has established a VOAD, making it the 56th State/Territory VOAD. The 111 total Members of National VOAD – including 56 state/territory Members and 55 national Member organizations – represent a...

Strengthening Tropical Storm Haiyan Lashing Micronesia Seen By NASA
2013-11-04 14:20:25

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Haiyan on Nov. 4 and infrared data showed a large area of powerful thunderstorms affecting Micronesia. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has forecast newborn Tropical Storm Haiyan to strengthen to a powerful typhoon before making landfall in the Philippines on Nov 8. In its orbit around the Earth, NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Haiyan on Nov. 4 at 0347 UTC/10:47 p.m. EDT on Nov. 3. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or...


Latest Micronesia Reference Libraries

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2007-04-05 00:11:48

The Spotted garden-eel, Heteroconger hassi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia, at depths of between 22.97 and 147.64 ft (7 and 45 m). Length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm), and the body diameter is up to about .55 in (14 mm). The markings on the spotted garden-eel are variable but usually...

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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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2007-03-26 12:41:13

The Ornate butterflyfish, Chaetodon ornatissimus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from Sri Lanka to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands, and throughout Micronesia, at depths down to 118.11 ft (36 m). Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm). The Ornate butterflyfish is white with orange to orange-brown oblique bands on the sides. Two broad yellow-edged black bars are on the head,...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
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