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Seychelles Forest Invaded By The Yellow Crazy Ant
2014-07-11 03:42:54

Pensoft Publishers The yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes is ranked amongst the top 100 worst global invasive species and is responsible for catastrophic ecological impacts on islands. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota examines and assesses the effects and dangers of the introduction of the yellow crazy ant to the unique, endemic ecosystem of the mature palm forest of the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Seychelles. The palm forest of...

2014-06-14 23:00:49

BDDEC, along with its Kurdish partners Rezhwan, convert oil into petroleum products that meet the need for the immediate sale's and huge profits of diesel and gasoline. Seychelles (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Black Diamond’s lead investors are excited about the returns from refining crude oil to motor fuel as it brings in huge upside profits. Rezhwan has a strategic location with a long-term supply of crude oil that give them 100% security in their rapidly growing partnership. Moreover...

2014-05-14 23:00:18

Recognizably in the Middle East, oil ventures and refinery joint ventures are extremely liquid hence the reason shareholders are pouring millions into Black Diamonds international oil and refinery projects. Manila Philippines (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 According to the development timeline for Black Diamond Oil, the selection of lead investor’s has realized that when you refine oil you have invested in a permanent bull market with huge upside potential. Black Diamond Development and...

2014-04-29 23:03:22

Black Diamond will become large stakeholders in these projects thus delivering giant revenue for their partners through, “Black Diamond Development and Exploration Co ltd. Seychelles” who fund these companies. Manila, Philippines (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 It is not by coincidence that the board of director’s approach, to cash flow internationally cash rich oil projects is working for Black Diamond and their partners. Management has a four-pronged approach to making money from gas and...

2014-04-23 08:27:45

VICTORIA, Seychelles, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seychelles News Agency has launched on http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com . But does a tiny African country like the Seychelles islands in the western Indian Ocean with a population of 90,000 people really have news? Aren't the headlines going to be just 'more people knocked out by falling coconuts on white sandy beaches' and 'the royals on honeymoon in 5 stars resorts'? That's what you might think the Seychelles...

Tiny Frog Hears With Mouth
2013-09-03 08:37:46

[ Watch the Video: Gardiner's Frogs Use Their Mouths To Hear ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists had long assumed the Gardiner’s frog was deaf due to its lack of a middle ear. After further investigation and some X-ray images, however, they have now discovered that the frog species from the Seychelles Islands is capable of hearing through tiny bones in their mouths. Unlike other auditory systems common in a broad majority of living organisms, the...

2013-08-09 23:21:30

Many people know the story of Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island Tortoises, yet what people do not realize is that the Galapagos Tortoise is just one of many species of Giant Tortoises that were exterminated after the first human settlers arrived on their islands. An article in the most recent issue of Chelonian Conservation and Biology takes an in-depth look at the decline of the Giant Tortoise in the Seychelles Islands and determines which islands could best support the...

No Link Autism Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2013-07-24 09:03:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have been concerned about the potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain - specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy - for a long time. Some have even suggested mercury might be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. Led by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a new study claims there is no association between prenatal mercury exposure and...

The Turtle That Never Was
2013-04-07 07:11:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden have discovered that a freshwater turtle species declared extinct has not died out as experts had previously believed — in truth, it never existed. The Seychelles mud turtle Pelusios seychellensis was originally described in 1906 as a species endemic to Mahe island, but despite an exhaustive search by scientists, living members of the species had not been...

Teaching Children About The Environment Can Affect The Knowledge And Behavior Of Their Parents
2013-02-14 15:41:25

Imperial College London Scientists from Imperial College London surveyed the families of 160 schoolchildren in the Seychelles, some of whom took part in educational activities about the island's valuable wetland resources. They found that the parents of children who took part in the wetland activities were more knowledgeable about wetlands and, were more inclined to undertake 'environmentally friendly' behaviors such as conserving water in their homes. The findings are published this...


Latest Seychelles Reference Libraries

Seychelles Fruit Bat, Pteropus seychellensis
2013-06-25 13:34:44

Seychelles fruit bat (Pteropus seychellensis), also known as Seychelles flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found on the Seychelles, Mafia Island, and on Comoros. It prefers a habitat within primary and secondary tropical forests, as well as coral rag forests and areas inhabited by humans. Typical colonies number around three hundred individual and can be found roosting in trees. The species consumes native plants, which makes is a good seed disperser, but it thought of as a pest...

2012-04-02 14:05:59

The Tailless Tenrec, (Tenrec ecaudatus), also known as the Common Tenrec, is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is the only member of its genus. It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles. It has many habitats within its range, including subtropical and tropical moist lowland or dry forests, subtropical and tropical moist mountains, savanna, shrublands, grasslands, plantations, rural gardens and even urban settings. This is the largest...

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2008-08-15 21:54:54

The Seychelles Sunbird (Nectarinia dussumieri), is a small passerine from the family of sunbirds. It is named after the French explorer Jean-Jacques Dussumier. It is native to the Seychelles where it's called kolibri in Creole. This bird is variously placed in the Cinnyris genus. It occurs on most of the larger granitic islands of the Seychelles Bank. It belongs to the endemic land bird species of the Seychelles which had adapted to human made environment changes in the best way. Its habitat...

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2007-03-13 09:46:38

The Silvertip shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, is a fairly large and slender shark found at or close to offshore remote island reefs. The Silvertip shark is named because of its white marking on all fins. The Silvertip shark is found near reefs at depths to about 2624.67 ft (800 m), mostly below 98.43 ft (30 m), in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra Group, Mauritius and the Chagos Archipelago, off southern Japan to northern Australia and French...

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2006-09-11 13:02:16

The Zebra Dove (or Barred Ground Dove) Geopelia striata, is a bird found in the Malay Peninsula, Sunda Islands and the Philippines. The Zebra Dove is popular in captivity and many populations have appeared outside its native range due to birds escaping or being deliberately released. It can now be found in central Thailand, Laos, Hawaii (introduced in 1922), Tahiti, New Caledonia, the Seychelles, the Chagos Archipelago, Mauritius, Réunion and Saint Helena. It inhabits scrub, farmland...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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