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2011-07-08 13:20:00

Researchers have discovered the population of pig-nosed turtles has declined over the past 30 years. The turtles have become an international conservation icon, due to it having no close relatives and being considered the turtle most adapted to life underwater in freshwater ponds and rivers. The reptile faces a threat in Papua New Guinea because of a high demand for its eggs. "Pig-nosed turtles are considered unique and unusual among freshwater species of turtles in many facets of...

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2011-06-27 08:20:00

Scientists have made spectacular discoveries of more than a thousand new species on the island of New Guinea and its waters from 1998 to 2008, according to environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The remarkable finds total 1,060 new species, but due to a poor planning and unsustainable development in the country, many of these unique creatures are at risk of becoming endangered or extinct, a WWF report finds. The paper -- Final Frontier: Newly Discovered species of New Guinea (1998...

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2011-03-21 07:22:45

Fish are not as dumb as people sometimes think: marine scientists have found that fish that are regularly hunted with spearguns are much more wary and keep their distance from fishers. In investigating the effects of marine areas closed to fishing by customary laws, an international team of researchers working in the Pacific found that fish exposed to speargun fishing take flight much earlier when a diver approaches compared with those living in protected zones. To assess the effectiveness of...

2011-02-02 10:47:00

CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (POMSoX: IOC) announced that InterOil and Liquid Niugini Gas Ltd., its joint-venture liquefied natural gas project company with Pacific LNG Operations Ltd., have signed a Project Funding and Construction Agreement (PFCA) and a Shareholder Agreement with Energy World Corporation Ltd. (AX: EWC) governing the parameters in respect of the development, construction, financing and operation of a planned...

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2010-11-26 13:10:00

Scientists have discovered a new species of cave fish which has developed without eyes or pigmentation in Indonesia's eastern Papua area. "This is, to our knowledge, the first cave fish that has been discovered in Papua," scientist Laurent Pouyaud told the AFP news agency. Pouyaud and a team of researchers from the Institute of Research and Development in southern France, studied underground rivers, caves and jungles in an isolated region of New Guinea island. A new species of frog that...

2010-09-28 08:00:00

CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (POMSoX: IOC) today announced that InterOil and Liquid Niugini Gas Ltd., its Joint-Venture liquefied natural gas project company with Pacific LNG Operations Ltd., have signed a binding Heads Of Agreement (HOA) with Energy World Corporation Ltd. (AX: EWC) to construct a two million tonne per annum (mtpa) land-based LNG plant in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Train 1 LNG plant...

2010-08-05 15:25:00

Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. In the new report Rogue Traders: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia, London-based EIA and Indonesian group Telapak identify businessmen Ricky Gunawan and Hengky...

2010-08-04 07:00:00

CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (POMSoX: IOC) today announced that a Joint Venture Operating Agreement ("JVOA") for the Company's proposed Condensate Stripping Plant ("CSP") has been finalized with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui"). The JVOA sets out the rights and obligations of the participants of the joint venture to develop a CSP at InterOil's Elk and Antelope field site in Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea. The JVOA...

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2010-07-02 14:00:00

American glaciologist Lonnie Thompson has spent decades on glaciers drilling ice cores and has never come across a situation that is now occurring on top of Puncak Jaya -- a three-mile high glacier located in the Sudirman Range in the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. Thompson had hoped to chronicle the affect of global warming on the last remaining glacier in the Pacific. But what he found has worried him even more. As he set up camp he could hear the ice melting...


Latest Papua Reference Libraries

Ropen
2014-02-17 19:11:38

The Ropen is a flying creature claimed to inhabit the area around Papua New Guinea. This creature is part of the local folklore, however, the natives believe it is a real animal. The description varies from being bat-like to Pterosaur-like. Its tail is 25 percent as long as its wingspan. It is said to have a diet of fish, but some claim the creature also consumes human flesh. There have been three expeditions in search of evidence of the Ropen’s existence. In 2006, Paul Nation...

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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • 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.
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