Latest Ogasawara Islands Stories

2005-07-03 21:59:01

TOKYO (Reuters) - An underwater volcano has erupted near aremote Pacific island off southern Japan, spewing a column ofsteam 1,000-meters (3,280-ft) into the sky, Japan's Coast Guardsaid on Sunday. The coast guard sent a plane to investigate the eruptionabout 1,400 km (870 miles) south of Tokyo after it was spottedon Saturday by a member of Japan's armed forces stationed onthe nearby island of Iwojima. The coast guard has issued a warning to shipping in thearea and plans to conduct a...

2005-07-03 11:01:18

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese coast guard officials said Sunday they believe an underwater volcanic eruption has caused a 3,300-foot high column of steam to rise from the Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jima. The vapor was reported Saturday after Japanese troops stationed on the small island observed the massive, cloudy plume rise from the sea about 30 miles southeast of the island, said Maritime Self-Defense Forces Hiroshi Shirai. Defense officials who flew over the area in a helicopter said the surface...

Latest Ogasawara Islands Reference Libraries

2007-04-04 15:20:43

The Longfin African conger, Conger cinereus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Easter islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island, at depths down to 262.46 ft (80 m). Length is up to 4.27 ft (1.3 m). The Longfin African conger has flanges on the upper and lower lips which are well developed, and two rows of teeth in each jaw, those of...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.