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Between 3,500 and 900 years ago, people first settled the islands of the vast Pacific Ocean in double-hulled and outrigger canoes. Many scientists have tried to explain just what made these epic journeys possible. University of Utah anthropologist Adrian Bell tackled the problem from a completely new perspective. He used statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads and applied them to computer simulations of the colonization of 24 major island groups.
Isolated in the middle of the ocean, Pacific islands rely closely on fishing for their economy and food security.
Pew applauds APIL resolution to protect threatened species WASHINGTON, June, 22 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) issued a resolution last week stressing the need for additional actions to protect sharks. The resolution, reached at APIL's general assembly conference in Palau, states that the association agrees with "protective legislation in Palau, Hawaii, CNMI [Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands] and Guam." The approved language...
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.
Rising sea levels may one day sink some South Pacific islands, and Olympic athletes are warned its now or never to go for the gold.
By David Gray NADI, Fiji (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao received a pig and whale's tooth in a traditional Fijian welcome on Wednesday and in return offered a sweeping package of economic aid to Pacific island states that support a one-China policy.
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