Wärtsilä to Design RV for India

. Thursday, December 31, 2009
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A ship power system integrator and solution provider, Wärtsilä, had signed a contract to design and supervise the construction of an oceanographic research vessel for the marine wing of the Geological Survey of India (GSI). Wärtsilä will be involved in selecting the onboard scientific instruments, and in arranging training for GSI scientists to ensure that the vessel's capabilities are fully utilized, beside to design and supervising the construction process. Moreover, this is not the first time Wärtsilä is designing for India, according to Arne Stenersen, Managing Director Wärtsilä Ship Design in Norway, the new vessel is the third of its kind, Sagar Nidhi and Sindhu Sadhana.

This vessel would be supported by good facilities for handling equipment, laboratories and workshops, ample space for living quarters and meetings, the correct positioning of transducers and good levels of comfort. The most shock out, it also supported by a high-speed LAN and internet connections will link the vessel's control rooms, laboratories and accommodation to the outside world. The vessel designers have to reproduce the working conditions enjoyed by scientists ashore. Moreover, this research vessel is supporting by a new set of rules that apply to the design, and focus on how the scientific tools perform and on the vessel's ability to adapt to what she will be expected to explore in the future.

She, research vessel, has to be capable of carrying out complicated operations such as handling ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles), supporting manned underwater submersibles and controlling autonomous drills that can drill up to 150 m below the seabed at depths of 1,000m - not to mention the collection of seismic data and simple operations such as water and soil sampling. The new vessel predicts will have accommodation for about 69 people. With an overall length of 95m, breadth of 1m, maximum draft of six meters and speed of 14 knots, it will have an endurance of 45 days. Completion of the project is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

Via: seadiscovery

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Help…! It’s Emergency!!

. Thursday, December 24, 2009
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Do not be scared when your ornamental fish is attacked by sick. Because, the fish hospital has available for the fish and for you who addicted to ornamental fish. This is a unique and exciting news, it is fair if you really love your ornamental fish other than just love to see their beautiful shapes and colors, the prices is also become your consideration.

Unfortunately, the hospital is only available in India, particularly in the areas of Chandannagore. So you do not have to worry about your favorite aquarium fish look listless like illness. Simply bring your fish to the hospital which manage by Patit Paban Halder, to diagnose, what is causing your fish sick.

There are about 32 aquariums will provided by Halder to place the sick fish during the treatment. The patients are handled by Halder and assisted by his wife and children. Like a sick patient, then to restore the fish was done by injecting the appropriate dose, of course, after he analyzes what make the patient suffered. Moreover, inpatient care is also available for his fish patients.

via: haxims, gizmodo

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Indonesia, the lost Atlantis

. Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Atlantis, we had heard a lot of theories and stories about this city, who then lost to terrible disasters until now this high civilization remains as unsolved mystery. Until the end of 2005, Prof Arysio Santos published a sensational book: "The Lost Continents Atlantis Finally Found". expressly declares that the location of Atlantis who had been missing since approximately 11,600 years ago it was in Indonesia. He showed a comparison that shows Indonesia is the location of missing Atlantis compared to the locations of previous estimates.

In this book he compared on the basis of: irrigation system, existence of mammoth / elephant, continental size, tropical climate, and Pineapple Coconut Existence, Megalithic Construction, Property mines and other sciences used by Santos in search of this Atlantis site is used the science of geology, astronomy, paleontology, Archeology, Linguistics, Ethnology, and Comparative Mythology.

According to Santos, given the size of Plato's time 11,600 years BC, the exact same time with the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age, which also caused flooding and a very great earthquake. This disaster caused the extinction of 70% of mammal species that lived at the time, including the possibility of also two species of humans: Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon.

If, Indonesia is a part of Atlantis, then, these findings indicate that Indonesia is a country that has a great civilization.

via: dreamindonesia, beritaterkinionline

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Dolphin killings in Faroe Islands

. Monday, December 21, 2009
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Just think it deeply and imagine how cruel we are. Each Year dozens of Dolphins are killed in Faroe Islands, Denmark and this bloodbath is to proof young men reaching adulthood. What a shame we have done and what we proud of it?

Do not think those dolphins (in some mailing lists debated as whales, don’t care what they are!) have been endangered or not, just think that we are human who have humanity. Stop these cruel slaughters anywhere around the world, don’t let our grand child just see them by pictures.

Via: scubaboard, puertogaleradive

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Coconut shell for future

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Australian Scientists, Julian Finn and Mark Norman, discovered the strange phenomenon in marine science by octopus. This discovery came from their observation visits at two different places in Indonesia, North Sulawesi and Bali between the periods 1998 to 2008. They found a strange activities octopus with coconut shell.

Octopus collected Coconut shell to turn it out to be a house. The scientists are documented octopus that was sorted collection of coconut shell-based ocean, and then empty the contents. Coconut shell was taken to a depth of 20 meters. Uniquely, octopuses are then set coconut shell and are formed them into a ball. Octopuses use it as a place to hide in the future.

According to Finn, shells taken by the octopus does not directly applicable, the coconut shell, is stored for future purposes, it means octopus can think for the future. They also believe that the past, octopus is a kind of shelled marine biota. This is the first discovery of invertebrate animals that can use the tool.

via: AP

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Mangrove for Green

. Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago country consisting of 17,508 islands with a coastline 81,000 km2, which is the second longest coastline in the world after Canada, this makes Indonesia has many big and small islands. Based on this, Indonesia has become one of the largest countries that has mangrove forest and has a wealth of biodiversity the most.

Extensive mangrove debt reached 3.2 million hectares, although these days the number plunged more than 50 percent because of land clearing by residents and large companies. On the other hand, is still a lack of awareness of government and residents of Indonesia in the utilization of mangrove forests for biodiversity and extreme climate change.

The facts is mangrove forests have extraordinary adaptation ability. its roots are always inundated by water can be tolerant to changing natural conditions, and even to the extreme ones, such as high salinity and salt. This makes it unique which no other in the world. therefore, Indonesia should note that the destruction of mangrove forests will have an impact on survival in the future.

via: anotherbali, fertobhades.

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Indonesian Mobi Dick

. Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Who is not familiar with the legendary novel titled Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Nearly all the world knows about the story of Captain Ahab who wants to get revenge on a whale that he called Moby Dick. Similar story also happened in Indonesia, precisely located in the village Lamalera, NTT. However, unlike the captain Ahab hunting for revenge, the villagers Lamalera are hunting whale as a tradition carried out by generations. Amazingly, they only use a wooden boat called Pledang, powerful paddle, and the screen is only made by woven leaves.

Residents of Lamalera called hunting season as Lefa season. Lefa season usually runs from May to October beginning with the mass Lefa. Lamalera village has long been known as a fishing village which residents hunt whales, such as blue whale species, sperm whale and other species. They catch whales is only using traditional spears. Whale meats are then divided according to customary rules, such as lance interpreters, and other boat owners.

Whales are a protected species internationally; however, the Lamalera villagers are not affected by the ban because they use traditional way to hunt. In 1970's, Lamalera’s fishermen can catch dozens whales between 40 and 60 in a year.

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Wakatobi Islands; Enigmatic Diving spot.

. Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Wakatobi Marine National Park is a marine conservation area covering the Tukang Besi Island, Wakatobi National Marine Park is guaranteed as the most beautiful marine parks and the best coral reefs in the world. Tourists and visitors who want to spend some time in this area will be spoiled with the beauty of nature and culture of Wakatobi Islands.Advantages of this tourism asset, not only because of the overly of a very large rock along the water with the underwater topography of complex shapes such as slope, flat, drop-offs, and underwater cave with diversity of marine biota.

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