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2011-04-26 07:00:00

Project to Map Genetic Relatedness of Dolphin Populations in the South Pacific WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Baker, Ph.D., associate director of the Marine Mammal Institute and professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, has been awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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 am ET, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Tomas.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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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