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2010-08-18 15:00:00

New research finds that a deadly tsunami that hit several South Pacific islands last year was spawned by two monstrous earthquakes. It was originally thought that a single powerful magnitude-8.1 jolt triggered the tsunami last September 29 that killed over 200 people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Two teams used different research techniques that have separately concluded that the disaster was because of a rare double whammy that hit within minutes of each other.  The two...

2010-06-14 17:32:00

SEATTLE, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line will deploy ms Volendam and ms Zaandam in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific in 2011-12, marking the first time the line will have two ships sailing a series of itineraries in the region simultaneously. Guests will be able to select from a variety of itineraries ranging from 13 to 26 days, with calls at some of the most popular and exotic ports throughout the Pacific. Travelers looking for a longer exploration will be...

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2010-06-03 13:32:46

Researchers revealed Thursday that some South Pacific coral atolls have held their own or even grown in size over the past 60 years, despite rising sea levels. Some scientists worry that the tiny, low-lying islands throughout the South Pacific will eventually disappear under rising sea levels. However, two researchers who measured 27 islands where local sea levels have risen 4.8 inches over the past 60 years, found just four had diminished in size. The reason is that coral islands respond...

2010-03-25 11:58:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SONY MASTERWORKS announces the launch of MASTERWORKSBROADWAY.COM - a comprehensive Broadway site "Where Show Tunes Take Center Stage." A celebration and testament to America's unique art form, MASTERWORKSBROADWAY.COM documents the history of the cast album from Finian's Rainbow (1947) to last year's critically acclaimed Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning revival of West Side Story. The site goes live on April 1. To...

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2010-03-11 19:20:00

System 97P was looking pretty impressive on NASA satellite imagery early today, March 11, and by 10 a.m. ET, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Tomas. Forecasters at the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) have posted a tropical cyclone alert for the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna on March 11 at 05:53 UTC (12:53 a.m. ET). The FMS has also designated the storm as "Tropical Depression 14F." The Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands is a Polynesian French island territory in the...

2009-12-09 07:35:00

TORONTO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mpathix Inc. has launched next-generation voice and messaging services in three of Digicel's South Pacific markets. The wireless network launches in Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga represent the latest market additions in Digicel's aggressive expansion in the region. The Mpathix platform will enable these markets to improve call completion rates and boost billable network traffic through staple applications like voicemail and missed call notification. More advanced...

2009-10-12 19:58:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's ms Volendam is set to cruise to Australia and New Zealand in early 2011 with 14- and 18-day voyages to the lands of kangaroos, kiwis, the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and exotic Asian ports. The ship also will sail a 14-day exploration of the South Pacific to island jewels known for their powdery beaches and turquoise waters. In the spring, Volendam will uncover the mysteries of the Far East with 17- and 18-day voyages...

2009-09-03 09:00:00

LIHUE, Kauai, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitzi Gaynor, Hollywood legend and the unforgettable star of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic movie musical South Pacific, is returning to Kauai in October to take part in the Garden Isle's celebration of the film's 50th anniversary. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/LAW046LOGO) This will be Ms. Gaynor's first visit back to Kauai since taking part in the movie's filming on the island in 1957-58. "I have such joyful memories...

2009-08-17 19:56:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest rated and longest continually-sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, today announced that the company has been acquired by Pacific Beachcomber, the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts. Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, featuring itineraries among the islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. "The acquisition...

2009-07-08 18:01:00

ATLANTA, and BRISBANE, Australia, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and the Virgin Blue Airlines Group (ASX: VBA) announced today they plan to seek regulatory approval to form a joint venture that will expand both carriers' reach between the U.S. and Australia and the South Pacific. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO) The alliance will allow Delta and the Virgin Blue Airlines Group to compete more effectively in those markets by...


Latest South Pacific Reference Libraries

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2007-02-25 21:16:26

The Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific oceans, at depths down to 3280.84 ft (1,000 m). Its length is between 15.75 and 39.37 in (40 and 100 cm). The Atlantic pomfret is a deep-bodied mesopelagic fish with a deeply forked tail, and large eyes near the front of a blunt snout. The pectoral fins are long and scythe-like. The scales are slightly serrated giving the body a rough texture. The mouth contains many...

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