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In Live Address Delivered 400 Feet Underwater, Seychelles President Calls on Humanity to Protect the Oceans

Some speeches happen at podiums. Others are better held in submersibles. Yes, underwater.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Marine Conservation, Underwater, Seychelles, Our Big Blue Planet


Seychelles President Delivers Plea For The Seas From 400 Feet Below The Indian Ocean

The president of Seychelles, Danny Faure, implored the world to do more toprotect the "beating blue heart of our planet" in a Sunday speech broadcastlive from the depths of the Indian Ocean
Tags: Science, Seychelles, Indian Ocean, Danny Faure


Seychelles president’s underwater speech: Protect our oceans

DESROCHES ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet.” President Danny Faure’s call for action, the first-ever live speech from an underwater submersible, came from one of the […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Seychelles, Danny Faure, DESROCHES ISLAND Seychelles


Seychelles president's underwater speech: Protect our oceans

DESROCHES ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the "beating blue heart of our planet."
Tags: Science, Seychelles, DESROCHES ISLAND Seychelles


Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — The submersible dropped from the ocean’s surface faster than I had expected. With a loud “psssssss” the air escaped from the ballast tanks and the small craft suddenly tilted forward. Within seconds, aquanaut Robert Carmichael and I were enveloped by a vibrant shade of blue, watching streaks of sunlight […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Seychelles, ST JOSEPH ISLAND Seychelles, Robert Carmichael


Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family

Research scientists led by the University of Kent have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage.The family tree of sooglossid frogs dates back at least 63 million years. They are living ancestors of those frogs that survived the meteor strike on earth approximately 66 million years ago, making them a highly evolutionarily distinct group.
Tags: Science, Seychelles, University of Kent


Getting help with the kids slows down aging in female birds

Seychelles warblers live and breed in family groups on the tiny island of Cousin. In each group, a dominant female and male reproduce. When helpers assist the with incubation and feeding of chicks, the dominant female breeders age more slowly and live longer, a study by biologists from the University of Groningen and colleagues shows. The results indicate how cooperative breeding -- which also occurs in other species, including humans -- can increase life span.
Tags: Science, Seychelles, University of Groningen


Young Seychelles researcher offered surprise, historic dive

ALPHONSE ATOLL, Seychelles (AP) — A young scientist from the Seychelles has become the first known Seychellois to explore deep below scuba depth in the largely uncharted waters of her island nation. The 23-year-old Stephanie Marie looked stunned on Friday when she was offered a seat in a submersible that would carry out a technical […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Seychelles, Stephanie Marie, ALPHONSE ATOLL Seychelles


Scientists begin exploring Indian Ocean depths in Seychelles

ALPHONSE ATOLL, Seychelles (AP) — An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles waters. The British-led Nekton Mission arrived off the tiny atoll of Alphonse in the early morning hours, after looming bad weather forced a change of plan and […]
Tags: Science, News, Seychelles, Indian Ocean, Nekton Mission, ALPHONSE ATOLL Seychelles


Bad weather changes course of Indian Ocean exploration trip

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — Bad weather and high seas brought scientists on Wednesday to change the first stop of a unique mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean, one of the planet's last great unexplored frontiers. While the initial path of the exploration has changed, the scientists intend to fully explore the deep seas around the Seychelles. Here's a look at what the Nekton Mission hopes to achieve and why the people of the Seychelles, the first stop on this three-year expe...
Tags: Science, Seychelles, Indian Ocean, Victoria Seychelles, Nekton Mission


Scientists begin quest to explore Indian Ocean depths

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — Scientists have set off early Wednesday on a mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean, one of the planet’s last great unexplored frontiers. Here’s a look at what the Nekton Mission hopes to achieve and why the people of the Seychelles, the first stop on this three-year expedition, are […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Seychelles, Indian Ocean, Victoria Seychelles, Nekton Mission


Science vessel for ocean mission arrives in Seychelles

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The science vessel of British-based Nekton Mission arrived in the Seychelles, where it will begin the first stage of a years-long mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean and document the effects of global warming in one of the last major unexplored frontiers on Earth. Ocean Zephyr docked in […]
Tags: Science, News, World, Nation, Seychelles, Indian Ocean, Victoria Seychelles, Nekton Mission, Earth Ocean Zephyr


100 species discovered as scientists find new ocean zone 

An ocean zone nobody knew existed, which is home to more than 100 new species, has been discovered by Oxford University. The Rariphotic Zone, or rare light zone, extends from 226 feet (130m) to 984ft (300m) and joins five other areas which have distinct biological communities living and growing within them. The new section, was discovered during a research mission to Bermuda organised by the British charity for ocean exploration Nekton, and led by marine research scientists from Oxford Universit...
Tags: Science, Oxford University, Seychelles, Bermuda, Indian Ocean, Alex Rogers, Rariphotic zone, Oxford University As, Nekton, Nekton Prof Rogers, Maldives Mauritius Andaman, Sumatra Researchers, Nekton Oliver Steeds


Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian Ocean nation popular with […]
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