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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

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

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.

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

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

Scientists have discovered that the tiny Gardiner’s frog from the Seychelles Islands is capable of hearing through tiny bones in its mouth.

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

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

A new study claims there is no association between prenatal mercury exposure and autism-like behaviors. Their findings were published online in the journal Epidemiology and draw upon more than 30 years of research in the Republic of Seychelles.

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

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.

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

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.


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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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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