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Indian Ocean

Around-the-World Boat Runs Aground

Tim Wendel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Everyone made it off safely and the crew then spent two days on remote Ile du Sud, with Mauritius coast guard air-dropping food, drink -- even chocolates. Nicholson described it as the worst night of his life followed by a night on tropical paradise.

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.

Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Resumes In Indian Ocean

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet...

Girl Reunited With Family 10 Years After Tsunami

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.14.2014 | Good News

Until Wednesday, Raudhatul Jannah's parents hadn't seen their daughter for 10 years. Jannah was just 4 years old when she and her brother were swep...

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

Missing Plane Search Halted Again Over Technical Problems

Reuters | Matt Siegel | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

SYDNEY, May 15 (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 hit a fresh snag on Thursday after it was found the underwater dron...

Search For Missing Plane Highlights Big Environmental Problem

The Washington Post | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

Officials leading the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are now focused on deep-sea signals that could be coming from the passenger jet's...

What Malaysia Flight 370 Reminded Us About The World

Isaac Saul | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Isaac Saul

Whenever I'm left following an unfathomable tragedy like this, I always feel inclined to look for the lesson. Here, I think, are a few.

White House: New Search Area May Be Opened In Indian Ocean For Missing Plane

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - A new search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean as authorities try to determine what happened to a missing Malays...

Reunion Island: Tranquility Among the Sharks

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Karin Luisa

To explore the sea-floor is a reason in itself to come to La Réunion. The sea-bottom is rough with something called orsans: prickly sponges with stiff needles that stick in your feet. One does not walk in the ocean barefoot, but with plastic shoes.

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass on "Captain Phillips"

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks has made a career out of playing ordinary men thrown in to extraordinary circumstances whether it's a FedEx emp...

China's Indian Ocean Strategy Not a Danger--Yet

Stanley Weiss | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

LONDON--When the Chinese admiral Zheng He set out on the first of seven historic voyages of exploration 608 years ago, the sails of his 317 ships blot...

Popcorn Preview: A Hijacking

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: A Hijacking (2012) Cast includes: Pilou Asbaek (R), Søren Malling (A Royal Affair) Writer/Director: Tobias Lindholm (R, The Hunt) Genre: Drama...

Where Have All the Tuna Gone?

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Despite the vastness of the earth's oceans, we have become masters at emptying them of fish in the past 60 years, pushing species such as the Pacific ...

Researchers Find Evidence Of Long-Lost Continent

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

A a group of international scientists have found evidence that an ancient, lost continent may be buried beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Nature repo...

How Tourist Snapshots Help Scientists

Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

A new study conducted at Imperial College London used a collection of tourist snapshots to identify migratory sharks in the Maldives using the fingerp...

Where Is The (Most) Remote?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel

In the age of regional hubs and connecting flights, getting away from it all isn't so easy. In order to make a break from the run of the mill, the hub...

8 Ways To Experience Mauritius

Shivya Nath | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Shivya Nath

As a hotspot for honeymooners, the adventurous, cultural and culinary streaks of Mauritius often get lost behind postcards with five-star resorts and ...

The PMSC Silver Lining in the Indian Ocean Cloud

David Isenberg | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

As the saying goes, there is a silver lining in every cloud. So, if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Horn of Africa that lining means that the ...

Tsunami Warning Issued After Giant Quake Hits Near Indonesia

AP | FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cries of panic and fervent prayers rang out Wednesday as Indonesians rushed toward high ground after two strong earthqu...

Costa Cruise Ship On Fire Off Seychelles

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel

NAIROBI, Kenya — An Italian cruise liner carrying more than 1,000 people was adrift without power in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean on Monday ...

An Arab Spring Without Support

Mary Keck | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Mary Keck

If the U.S. is faced with evidence that the president of the Republic of the Maldives was unlawfully removed, we should recognize the human rights of those who live on the islands of the Indian Ocean.

7 Years After Tsunami Swept Her Away, Girl Finds Her Way Home

AP | By FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tra...

Scientists Set Out To Explore 'Virtually Unknown Waters' In The Indian Ocean

AP | By DONNA BRYSON | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

JOHANNESBURG -- The first time scientists explored deep in the Indian Ocean, they found a new species of glowing squid. Now researchers who are depart...