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Hitchin’ a ride: Brittle star gets a lift on larger starfish

This unusual embrace was spotted in the warm, shallow waters of the Solomon Islands – but once the tiddler grows it will swamp its transport

The Other Entrepreneurs: Turning Trash Into Art in the Solomon Islands

Wally Faleka, 46, has run Village Level Art and Graphics since 1989 in his home village of Fo'ondo on Malaita, one of the Solomon Islands. An artist, screen printer, sign writer, teacher and occasional taxi driver, he lives and works...Show More Summary

This Day In Naval History: April 5

1943 - USS O'Bannon (DD 450) sinks the Japanese submarine RO 34 near Russell Island, Solomon Islands.   1944 - PB4Y aircraft (VB 109) sink Japanese auxiliary

Pacific Island links: PNG drought, rapid mapping and disaster relief, Solomon Islands Police and more

By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Papua New Guinea is still facing the effects of drought, with food shortages and disease widespread. El Niño-induced drought is also affecting Micronesia, with Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: New Vanuatu PM, Zika in the Pacific, Solomons futsal and more

By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. PNG's leaders in the political, business and public service spheres will meet in Port Moresby this week to discuss national priorities at the annual Leaders' Summit. The...Show More Summary

Replacing the Pacific Patrol Boats: A smart re-investment play

In December, I gave a presentation to the Australian Naval Institute on naval diplomacy and defence engagement in the Asia-Pacific, with an eye on the upcoming Defence White Paper (DWP). Solomon Islands Police Maritime Unit personnel...Show More Summary

Pacific Islands links: Fiji's Russian arms, PNG drought, Vanuatu election and more

Alastair Davis is an intern in the Lowy Institute Melanesia Program. Political tension relating to payments to ex-combatants in the Solomon Islands has continued. PM Sogavare has responded forcefully to critics of his contribution towards...Show More Summary

Pacific Island Links: Vanuatu election, PNG finances, a 'Facebook for fieldworkers', and more

By Alastair Davis, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program The election campaign is underway in Vanuatu and the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Commonwealth have sent observer groups led the former Solomon Islands Prime...Show More Summary

Nowhere Is Safe: Sharks Living In Underwater Volcano

4 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a short video from National Geographic exploring the submarine volcano Kavachi, located in the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands. The scientists drop a submersible camera into the very active volcano (it's usually erupting...Show More Summary

Sharks Discovered Inside Underwater Volcano

4 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Ocean engineer Brennan Phillips led a team to the remote Solomon Islands in search of hydrothermal activity. They found plenty of activity - including sharks in a submarine volcano. YouTube link The Presurfer

Deaths of Six Children in the Solomon Islands Blamed on Rotavirus Epidemic

Rotavirus, not seen much in the United States because there is a vaccine for it, is currently epidemic in the South Pacific’s third largest archipelago, otherwise known as the Solomon Islands. Across six provinces, reports by Radio New Zealand and the Solomon Star newspaper say there are now 2,100 confirmed cases of the virus, which... Continue Reading

Most Vulnerable Nations Looking to International System but also to Self-Help: Uncertain Paris Accord Will Offer Them an Ambitious Agreement and Codifies Loss and Damage

PARIS - Solomon Islands Negotiator Elisabeth Holland and her fellow Pacific Islands representatives have a problem. And it is our problem too. Regardless of whether a strong climate change agreement is reached, it may not allay the dislocations...Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: Ciobo, Tuna crisis, COP21, Vanuatu elections and more

Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Steven Ciobo is leading a delegation of Australian MPs on a tour that will take in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Solomon Islands. While in Fiji he launched the first progress...Show More Summary

Magnitude 7 quake strikes Solomon Islands, no tsunami expected

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.0 quake struck around 80 km from Dadali in the Pacific Solomon Islands early on Thursday, local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Scientist Stumbles Onto Elusive Bird —Then Kills It

Christopher E. Filardi, a director at the American Museum of Natural History, stumbled upon an elusive male moustached kingfisher while on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands recently—and then killed it. In scientific terms, he "collected" it, but that means euthanasia, the Washington Post reports. Moustached kingfishers were first described...

Controversy after scientist finds rare bird -- and kills it

Technically Incorrect: A US scientist finds a male mustached kingfisher in the Solomon Islands. He kills it so that he can study it. Not everyone is impressed.

Pacific Island links: Solomons climate change, PNG judiciary, ocean sanctuaries and more

Excellent piece from Adam Morton with accompanying photos capturing the impacts of climate change on Taro Island in Solomon Islands, likely to be the world's first provincial capital abandoned as a result of global warming. ConcernsShow More Summary

Marine Biologists are Shocked By What They’ve Discovered in the South Pacific: WATCH

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Marine biologists diving near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific were shocked when they came across a glowing sea turtle, the first bioluminescent reptile ever recorded. The turtle, a hawksbill sea turtle, is critically endangered. The research… The post Marine Biologists are Shocked By What They’ve Discovered in the South Pacific: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Art Expedition Accidentally Uncovers Glow-In-The-Dark Sea Turtle

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

This article originally appeared on artnet News. A marine biologist studying coral reefs off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific made an amazing discovery this week when he noticed a "bright red-and-green spaceship" approaching his way in the pitch dark waters. Show More Summary

Scientists Discover 'Glowing' Sea Turtle

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Marine biologist David Gruber didn’t plan to find a glowing sea turtle, but he’s glad he did. The associate professor of biology at City University of New York was diving in the Solomon Islands in July doing research on biofluorescence --...Show More Summary

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