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2014-07-16 23:02:06

Thirteen undergraduate students from colleges across the country join renowned science and policy experts in SEA Semester's unprecedented research voyage. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Daily Eexpedition Blog Posts: http://www.sea.edu/PIPA_Blog New England-based SEA Semester's ocean research vessel arrived Monday night in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) of the remote central Pacific. The 134 foot brigantine tall ship departed Honolulu on July 1, sailing over 1,600...

2014-06-16 23:02:09

President Anote Tong of Kiribati announces the closure of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage site, to commercial fishing at the U.S. State Department ‘Our Ocean’ Conference. Tarawa, Kiribati/ Boston/Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 In his opening remarks today at the U.S. State Department led-Our Ocean Conference hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Washington, D.C., President Anote Tong of the Republic of Kiribati...

2014-03-12 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 12, Ric Gillespie, Executive Director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), showed aircraft debris that washed up on Nikumaroro, an uninhabited South Pacific atoll where Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are believed to have landed and ultimately perished as castaways. The debris is the subject of new materi­als analysis that may result in conclusive proof that the wreckage came...

Amelia Earhart's Electra Possibly Found Via Sonar Data
2013-06-02 05:03:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A sonar image collected off the cost of Nikumaroro Island in the Pacific Ocean contains an object that could be the wing from Amelia Earhart´s long-lost Lockheed Electra, various media outlets reported over the weekend. Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, disappeared during a flight over the Pacific in July of 1937, and Nina Golgowski of the New York Daily News reports that evidence suggests she...

TIGHAR Video Shows Evidence Of Manmade Debris, Possibly Amelia Earhart Plane
2012-08-19 10:23:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, who have spent years investigating the final resting place of Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra Model 10, may have gotten a big break this week when sifting through video footage from their latest expedition revealed interesting clues to the whereabouts of the famed aviator´s plane. Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), said on Friday that...

Amelia Earhart Lockheed Model 10 Resting Place To Remain A Mystery, For Now
2012-07-20 19:38:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little more than a week after the Earhart Project got underway in Nikumaroro, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery's (TIGHAR) month-long mission searching for the theorized final resting place of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra that Amelia Earhart was attempting to fly around the world, executive director Ric Gillespie has decided to wrap up the mission and head for Honolulu, perhaps a disappointing end to what was...

TIGHAR Nears Nikumaroro, Amelia Earhart Within Reach
2012-07-11 13:40:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The search for Amelia Earhart´s wrecked Lockheed Electra aircraft in the Pacific waters around the island of Nikumaroro will begin in a matter of days, once the crew aboard the Ka´imikai-O-Kanaloa (KOK) research vessel arrive on site. As the TIGHAR/Niku VII Earhart Project closes in on the uninhabited island in the Phoenix Group, the Republic of Kiribati, crew members are left to play the waiting game, as all checks have...

Earhart Project Making Waves As TIGHAR Sails For Nikumaroro
2012-07-06 11:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been three days since the Niku VII Expedition left port in Honolulu, Hawaii aboard the Ka´imikai-O-Kanaloa research vessel carrying high-value sensitive equipment and the TIGHAR crew to the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro where the hunt will begin for the lost wreckage of Amelia Earhart. Each day of the eight-day journey to the island, the team, headed by TIGHAR Executive Director Ric Gillespie, are...

Fed Ex Making Dreams Come True For TIGHAR And Earhart Project
2012-07-03 11:12:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Seventy-five years and one day after the disappearance of one of the world´s most famous aviators -- Amelia Earhart -- TIGHAR will set sail from Honolulu, Hawaii for the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, where research crew will begin scouring the ocean depths for the remains of Earhart´s Lockheed Model 10E “Electra” that is believed to have gone down in the region on July 2, 1937. The hunt for the...

Amelia Earhart Distress Call Details Emerge
2012-06-04 11:55:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com New details about the last moments of legendary aviator Amelia Earhart´s fateful voyage to fly around the world at the equator have emerged, adding to the evidence that she didn´t just vanish off the face of the Earth. Dozens of radio signals that were previously dismissed have been found to be credible transmissions from the famed pilot just after her Lockheed Model 10E “Electra“ went down on July 2, 1937, according to a new...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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