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Researchers, who have spent years investigating the final resting place of Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra Model 10, may have gotten a big break this week when sifting through video footage from their latest expedition revealed interesting clues to the whereabouts of the famed aviator’s plane.
As the TIGHAR/Niku VII Earhart Project closes in on Nikumaroro in the Phoenix Group, the Republic of Kiribati, crew members are left to play the waiting game, as all checks have been completed, all tests have been performed, and the plans are set.
It has been three days since the Niku VII Expedition left port in Honolulu aboard the Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa research vessel carrying high-value sensitive equipment and the TIGHAR crew to the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro where the hunt will begin for the lost wreckage of Amelia Earhart.
Seventy-five years and one day after the disappearance of one of the world’s most famous aviators -- Amelia Earhart -- TIGHAR will set sail from Honolulu, Hawaii for the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, where research crew will begin scouring the ocean depths for the remains of Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10E “Electra” that is believed to have gone down in the region on July 2, 1937.
New details about the last moments of legendary aviator Amelia Earhart’s fateful voyage to fly around the world at the equator have emerged, adding to the evidence that she didn’t just vanish off the face of the Earth.
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A series of surveys were carried out to characterize the physical and biological parameters of the Millennium Atoll lagoon during a research expedition in April of 2009.
When Alaska's Kasatochi Volcano erupted on Aug. 7, 2008, it virtually sterilized Kasatochi Island, covering the small Aleutian island with a layer of ash and other volcanic material several meters thick.
The number of puffins at one of the UK's key colonies has mysteriously fallen by a third and scientists are now using hi-tech tags to get an insight into why it may be happening.
The Marquesan Imperial Pigeon, Ducula galeata, is a pigeon which is endemic to the Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. It is also named the Nukuhiva Imperial Pigeon. It is only found in some valleys in the western part of the island. This bird is critically endangered, with an estimated population of less than 150.
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