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Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed
Nicknamed "coco bottom" on the Indian Ocean archipelago for its curves like a woman's buttocks, some 40 of the giant nuts have been stolen since the beginning of the year on the island of Praslin.(11/23/2014 1:42:20 AM)
Ship Traffic Increases Dramatically, to Oceans' Detriment
The demand for global trade is driving huge growth in ship traffic in the world's oceans, with four times as many ships at sea now than in 1992, a new study reports. The study also found evidence of illegal fishing in protected marine areas, such as ships plying waters around the Kerguelen Islands Marine Reserve in the Southern Indian Ocean, said study author Jean Tournadre, an oceanographer at ...(11/22/2014 1:38:57 PM)
Narendra Modi's our passage to India
For West Australians, the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean is an integral part of who we are. Our shorelines are littered with the wrecks of Europeans yet to master its navigation.(11/19/2014 7:17:07 PM)
Australian navy seizes heroin worth $158 mln near east Africa
NAIROBI (Reuters) - An Australian Navy warship patrolling Indian Ocean waters seized heroin worth $158 million near east Africa this week, a navy official said on Thursday, one of the region's biggest heroin hauls in recent years. East Africa has become a key export route for Afghan heroin destined for Europe but regional maritime forces, short of funds and anti-trafficking expertise, have ...(11/20/2014 10:31:42 AM)
U.S. Navy supply ships collide in Indian Ocean, minor damage
RIYADH (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden in the Indian Ocean early on Thursday, but no crew members were injured and initial reports suggested the vessels suffered only minor damage, the force said in a statement. It gave no reason for the collision between the ships which provide logistical support for the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, a deployment covering the Gulf ...(11/20/2014 9:24:58 AM)
UN-Backed Tsunami Warning System Test
A view of the destruction caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 in Point Pedro, a small fishing village in northern Sri Lanka. UN Photo/Evan Schneider(11/23/2014 1:35:20 AM)
Search for missing Malaysia jet shifts southwest in Indian Ocean
Searchers remain optimistic that this latest phase, focusing on a new area farther southwest, will locate the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and give some sense of closure to the families of the 239 passengers and crew who were on board the plane.(11/16/2014 9:58:06 PM)
Australia continues deep-sea search for Malaysia Airlines flight
Somewhere off the coast of this western Australian city, most likely deep on the Indian Ocean seabed, may lie answers to the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.(11/16/2014 12:24:05 PM)
Tropical storms threat for Volvo Ocean Race
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet headed for one of the most testing legs of the event between South Africa and Abu Dhabi on Wednesday with the threat of tropical storms awaiting them in the Indian Ocean.(11/19/2014 1:49:53 PM)
Australian navy seizes heroin worth $158 million near east Africa
NAIROBI (Reuters) - An Australian Navy warship patrolling Indian Ocean waters seized heroin worth $158 million (100.55 million pounds) near east Africa this week, a navy official said on Thursday, one of the region's biggest heroin hauls in recent years. East Africa has become a key export route for Afghan heroin destined for Europe but regional maritime forces, short of funds and anti ...(11/20/2014 10:14:19 AM)
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