News tagged with archipelago

Largest bird alters its foraging due to climate change

Paris/ Leipzig. Wandering albatrosses have altered their foraging due to changes in wind fields in the southern hemisphere during the last decades. Since winds have increased in intensity and moved to the south, the flight ...

dateJan 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Trouble lurks for Indonesia's 'last paradise'

Huts on stilts perch above the coral of the turquoise lagoon, hammocks awaiting a lazy siesta and sunset cocktails. The Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat is a modern-day garden of Eden. But for how long?

dateNov 18, 2011 in Environment
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The burly bird catches the girl

While the early bird might catch the worm, it's the quick bird that lands the ladies, according to new research into the running performance of an Arctic cousin of the grouse.

dateAug 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Bahamas bans shark fishing

The Bahamas on Tuesday announced a ban on shark fishing, becoming the latest country to protect the ancient sea predator which is considered at risk due to demand for its fins in Chinese cuisine.

dateJul 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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