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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

last weekLGBT / 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

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

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

Marine Biologist Accidentally Discovers a Glowing Turtle While Filming Coral off the Solomon Islands

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While on an underwater exploration to capture footage of coral in the waters off the Solomon Islands, marine biologist David Gruber encountered an affable turtle whose shell glowed with red and green biofluorescence, a feature not ever before seen in a reptile. This sighting was extremely rare as this type of turtle, a hawkbill sea […]

Scentists spotted the first biofluorescent sea turtle

A quick update for anyone who's been out of town for a few days: there's water on Mars and sea turtles that glow Scientists diving near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific spotted and recorded a biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle...Show More Summary

This Glowing Turtle Is the First Biofluorescent Reptile Ever Discovered

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

During a recent night dive near the Solomon Islands, a team of scientists were stunned to discover a glowing hawksbill sea turtle. It’s the first documented case of biofluorescence in a reptile. Read more...

Vancouver Island’s election petri dish

Evan Solomon on how B.C. Greens might hamper the NDP’s federal chances The post Vancouver Island’s election petri dish appeared first on

Pacific Island links: PNG fiscal commentary, Australian MPs visit, sedition in Fiji, Solomon Islands elections and more

John Garnaut continued his commentary on PNG's looming fiscal crisis, while Liam Cochrane revealed some questionable expenditure items in the recent Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. The PNG Advantage investment summit will takeShow More Summary

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Solomon Islands in the Pacific: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck the Solomon Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

Earthquake magnitude 6.9 strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Monday about 173 kms (107 miles) south of Dadali in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, the United States Geological Survey said.

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquakes Strikes Northwest of Solomon Islands

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has occurred in the South Pacific the US Geological Survey reports.

?Tsunami threat canceled after 6.9 South Pacific quake

No damage or casualties reported after strong quake strikes western Solomon Islands, located along Pacific's "Ring of Fire"

Tsunami warning issued after quake hits Solomon Islands

Quake with 7.5 magnitude hits near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, prompting tsunami warning.

Earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude hits near Solomon Islands, tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude hit near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Saturday, prompting a tsunami warning for the area.

Weights from Rhode Island

3 months agoSports / Boxing :

Vladine Biosse 170 vs. Chris Chatman 168 Nick Delomba vs. Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147 Jean Pierre Augustin 219 vs. Solomon Maye 220 Thomas Gifford 172 vs. Edwin Espinal 175 Khiary Gray-Pitts 157 vs. Antonio Fernandes 157 Scott Sullivan 145 vs. … Continue reading ? The post Weights from Rhode Island appeared first on Boxing News.

Westpac sells Pacific banks for $91m

Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands arms sold, but Vanuatu and Solomon sales delayed.

Sharks Found Inside An Active Volcano… Alive

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Welcome to Kavachi, a volcano located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, in the Solomon Islands. Its first recorded eruption was in 1939, and the most recent eruption occurred in January of 2014. In addition to venting the Earth's fiery innards, Kavachi also serves as a home for sea creatures, as National Geographicreported. Show More Summary

Video Shows Sharks in Underwater Volcano

National Geographic explorers made an unusual discovery in the Pacific Ocean's Solomon Islands: Brennan Phillips and his team dropped a camera into Kavachi, an underwater volcano, and recorded footage of two species of sharks and a stingray. Show More Summary

The Kavachi Sharcano

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The Solomon Islands, where I lived for eight years, is just north of Australia and just south of the Equator. It is part of the “Ring Of Fire”, the area of strong earthquake and volcanic activity that encircles the Pacific. You can see below that the islands are on a…

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