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2014-08-13 23:06:46

Rumble in the Jungle: Wildlife photographer David J Slater together with photo products company Picanova gives away canvas prints of his famous monkey selfie – for free. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Battle lines are being drawn; legal teams are going bananas. In the pre-match round of his impending legal battle with Wikipedia, wildlife photographer David J Slater is about to go one-up on the Goliath by giving away canvas prints of his now famous monkey selfie – at no cost. In a recently...

2013-01-24 09:57:35

Since at least the 1970s, the population of critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques living in an Indonesian nature reserve has been dropping. But a new study by researchers at the University of Washington and in Indonesia shows that the population has stabilized over the past decade. The findings, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Primatology, are from the longest ongoing survey of Macaca nigra and are among the first evidence that the monkeys may be in better...

2009-08-25 05:21:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with the Republic of Indonesian independence 64th anniversary, Indonesia has successfully held the Sail Bunaken 2009. This event was also followed by fleet review participants from 33 countries, 158 yachts rally, the coming up of two mass diving world record which was recorded in the Guinness Book of Record, and the symposium on waters territory control in South East Asia and the IUU Fishing control. Maritime affairs and Fisheries...

2009-08-17 20:54:32

An Indonesian admiral did the honors Monday, announcing a world record for a mass scuba dive of more than 2,500 divers. Rear Adm. Moekhals Sidik confirmed that 2,562 scuba divers took the plunge for an underwater flag-raising in North Sulawesi that marked Indonesia's Independence Day. Indonesia should be proud of this achievement, Sidik said. It shows that we can do something good for the country. The Jakarta Globe said a representative of the venerable Guinness World Records was on hand to...

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2008-11-19 14:23:57

Scientists for the first time in 80 years have observed a living pygmy tarsier on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The researchers said on Tuesday they used nets over a two-month period to trap three furry, mouse-sized pygmy tarsiers on Mt. Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park in central Sulawesi"”a fourth one got away. Some scientists believed the tarsiers were extinct. One of the researchers, Sharon Gursky-Doyen, a Texas A&M University professor of anthropology who took part...

2008-09-29 09:00:36

Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 26 September [Unattributed article: "Yudhoyono inaugurates Makassar's international airport"] President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated Makassar's newly built Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport on Friday [26 Sep 08] and toured the futuristic shaped state facility. The airport mostly has glass walls and is decorated with traditional South Sulawesi ornaments. The head of...

2006-06-25 02:13:39

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian helicopters dropped relief supplies on Sunday to thousands of victims of flooding and landslides on eastern Sulawesi island, officials said. Some 10,000 people have been displaced following two days of torrential rain at the start of the week that flattened homes and turned swathes of land into vast lakes of water. Rescue teams have been cutting through mud from landslides or left behind by the floods in their search for 65 people still missing in South...


Latest Sulawesi Reference Libraries

Sulawesi Flying Fox, Acerodon celebensis
2013-08-29 10:18:35

The Sulawesi flying fox (Acerodon celebensis), also known as the Sulawesi fruit bat, is a species of mega bat that can be found in the Sulawesi subregion of Indonesia. Its range includes areas of Sulawesi, Butan like Mangole, Sanana, Selayar, Talenge, and Sangihe. It occurs at elevations of up to 4,921 feet in lowland habitats. It is often found in coastal areas near human settlements on the Sula Islands, causing experts to believe that it can withstand a small amount of human disturbance....

Sulawesi Bear Cuscus, Ailurops ursinus
2013-08-21 14:19:04

The Sulawesi bear cuscus (Ailurops ursinus), also known as the Sulawesi bear phalanger, is marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and neighboring islands. It prefers a habitat within tropical or subtropical arid or moist forests, at elevations of up to 1,968 feet above sea level. The Sulawesi bear cuscus is an arboreal animal, preferring to reside in the trees, and can typically be found in pairs. It is active during the day and...

North Sulawesi Babirusa, Babyrousa celebensis
2012-08-14 08:24:23

The North Sulawesi babiruse (Babyrousa celebensis) is an animal that resembles a pig. It is native to the northern areas of Sulawesi and to the Lembeh Islands found in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat near rivers or lakes, in tropical forests or canebrakes. Both its common and scientific name is derived from the local Malay term, which translates to “pig-deer”. It is thought that the Babyrousinae subfamily branched off the warthog family during the Miocene or late Oligocene period....

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2008-12-18 20:55:04

The Pygmy Tarsier (Tarsius pumilus), is a nocturnal primate that is found in central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is also known as the Mountain Tarsier or Lesser Spectral Tarsier. It was thought to be extinct until 2000, when scientists accidentally killed one while trapping rats. The first Pygmy Tarsiers found alive since the 1920s was in August of 2008 by a research team from Texas A&M University. Three were captured (a fourth one escaped) using nets, and were radio collared to track them....

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2007-10-22 15:09:47

The Babirusa or pig-deer (Babyrousa babyrussa), is a pig-like animal native to Sulawesi and surrounding islands of Indonesia. Its habitat is the underbrush of tropical forests and canebrakes, and the shores of rivers and lakes. The Babirusa was once considered a single species, but recent studies show it as a member of the pig family and one of the oldest living members. It is considered an endangered species. It is mostly hairless, mottled-grey-and-brown hide provide it with a degree of...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'