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The endemic mollies of the ABC islands

Lush tropical rainforests and pristine white beaches lapped by turquoise waters characterize the quintessential Caribbean shorescape. Travel to the southern belt of the Caribbean and you’ll encounter the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles-Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Aruba and Curacao are autonomous partners (countries) in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands. On this small cluster of islands, beautiful beaches give way to stunning fringing reefs full of tantalizing marine fishes. But head inland, and instead of lush tropical forests you will find dusty red earth dotted with cacti and Acacia trees. The

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THE ENDEMIC MOLLIES OF THE ABC ISLANDS: Van de Polls Molly

(Poecilia vandepolli)

Lush tropical rainforests and pristine white beaches lapped by turquoise waters characterize the quintessential Caribbean shorescape. Travel to the southern belt of the Caribbean and you’ll encounter the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles—Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Aruba and Curacao are autonomous partners (countries) in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands. On this small cluster of islands, beautiful beaches give way to stunning fringing reefs full of tantalizing marine fishes. But head inland, and instead of lush tropical forests you will find dusty red earth dotted with cacti and Acacia

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BEACH AND BEYOND

YOU’LL BE SPOILT FOR POSTCARD-PERFECT SHORELINE IN THAILAND — BUT THE AMAZING EXPERIENCES THAT COME WITH THEM ARE WELL WORTH WRITING HOME ABOUT TOO

THAILAND has the kind of beaches honeymoon fantasies are made of -this was the setting for The Beech after all — pristine white sands, warm turquoise seas and a few obligatory hammocks to hop into to admire the view. With hundreds of islands in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand — not to mention the coastline of mainland Thailand itself — there’s plenty of opportunity to find a sandy spot all to yourselves.

For a

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A new volcanic island has appeared in the Red Sea

A new volcanic island has appeared in the Red Sea Natural Disasters

Close to the western islands of Yemen has been a slight underwater volcanic eruption, the emergence of a new island. The appearance of these islands is not uncommon. Many of them disappear in a few years. According to satellite images, a new area of land half a mile in diameter, was found 500 meters north of the island Ruggedo.

December 21, 2011, 12 kilometers from the volcanic island of Jabal al-Zubair was recorded smoke. Already on 23 December on satellite images at the same place was found a

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Maldives will not prevent rising sea levels

October 2, 2013. The continued accumulation of sand within the annular attolov Maldivian reefs may provide a basis for the future development of the islands, new research suggests. It is assumed that such islands like the Maldives will be one of the first to experience the effects of climate change, particularly sea level rise. The study, published in the journal Geology, describes the formation of islands in the Maldives attolov.

The researchers studied the history of education "island of the foundation," which begins when the lagoon is quite filled with sand, which is derived from the surrounding coral reefs that

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Off the coast of Pakistan opened two more island-volcano

October 1, 2013. As recently revealed, after two strong Pakistani earthquake, aroused Asian states at the end of last month, from the depths of the Arabian Sea is not got one, but three of the island. On the first mud-volcano island learned fast enough, since it was located near the port of Gwadar. The opening of two other objects a little late.

Two new islands have been discovered at some distance from the coast of the province of Baluchistan. Closest to them, the settlement was Ormara. The islands are somewhat inferior in size gvadarskomu miracle. Their diameter is about 9-12

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Mysteries of Easter Island

20.03.2013

 

Today Road to Easter Island takes five o'clock flight from Chile to a distance of more than three and a half thousand kilometers. Hard to believe that in the first millennium AD this island was inhabited by a group of people targeted by swimming in the sea a little less distance — presumably more than three thousand kilometers from Islands Mangareva (Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia today). Estimates arrival date Easter Island scientists vary from 300 to 1000 AD. The

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A powerful earthquake in the Solomon Islands

A powerful earthquake in the Solomon Islands Natural Disasters

Earthquake measuring 6.6 points recorded in the early morning January 9, 2012 in the Solomon Islands. The epicenter is located 38.9 km deep, 75 km west-north-west of. Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, 355 km to the east of Kira-Kira, about. San Cristobal, Solomon Islands, 584 km east-south-east of Honiara, on. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1970 kilometers east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2267 km north-east of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Tihoookeansky Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) does not report damage or tsunami threat.

The region is located in the south-western Pacific Ocean and is

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An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Mexican islands Revilla Hihedo

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Mexican islands Revilla Hihedo Natural Disasters

Strong earthquake at a depth of 5 kilometers shocked Island Revilla Hihedo November 1, 2011.

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The cyclone Evan in Samoa

The cyclone Evan Natural disasters in Samoa

Storm second category of danger, named Evan, swept over the Pacific state of Samoa, which was accompanied by the wind at a speed of 165 km / h Major releases of rainfall occurred over the capital city of Apia, located on about. Upolu. The islands in this regard, a state of emergency. Brunt of the disaster was strong enough that cost two islanders life. It was learned that during the cyclone two children disappeared near the floods Vaysigano. With its coast evacuated about 400 people.

From showers affected local agricultural crops,

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