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The Elusive Giant Coconut-Cracking Rat of the Solomon Islands
A chance encounter with a falling tree let scientists finally confirm the existence of a legendary rodent species in the South Pacific.
Japan: Climate Change Aid Pledged for Pacific Islands
Japan pledged $450 million in aid to island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.
Eroni Kumana, Who Saved Kennedy and His Shipwrecked Crew, Dies at 96
Mr. Kumana and a fellow boatman were credited with spotting and rescuing Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy and members of his PT-109 crew after their boat had been destroyed in the Solomon Islands.
Tsunami Warning After Earthquake Strikes Near Solomon Islands
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake was detected offshore near the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, leading to a tsunami warning for the region.
Tsunami Causes Deaths and Damages Homes on Solomon Islands
The tsunami sent strong waves crashing into several South Pacific islands, with officials in the Solomon Islands saying that at least four people died.
Quake Leads to Tsunami, but Fears Ebb
Residents of islands from the South Pacific to Australia were alerted to the possibility of a tsunami after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Solomon Islands, but warnings were called off.
The Naked Coral Hypothesis
An evolutionary theory called the “naked coral hypothesis” explains why corals are absent from the geologic record for millions of years and several species rebound when conditions improve.
In Pristine Reefs, a Vast Library of Species
Scientists search for biofluorescence, and a better understanding of its biological function, in a hotbed of biodiversity in the Solomon Islands nicknamed the “Amazon of the Seas.”
The Holy Grail of Fluorescent Proteins
Why do scientists travel across the world to study biofluorescence in marine creatures?
Glowing Wildly on a Moonless Night
Some shallow reef fishes are known to exhibit red fluorescence, but green fluorescence was virtually unknown until very recently.
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