During coronavirus crisis can be very dangerous for sailors in the islands

Yes, as this title says, even coronavirus can make danger to people without even affecting them. People have been reported to be stranded on their boats for weeks, even months due to countries closing their borders and ports during pandemic. As reported here https://www.insider.com/coronavirus-port-closures-singapore-wong-tetchoong-yacht-rescued-fiji-navy-2020-5 man from Singapore was stranded in…

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Palmyra Atoll – Ecosystem healing

(The post has been updated in 10. January 2023) Palmyra Atoll or Palmyra Island is an atoll in the Central Pacific Ocean. It is part of Line islands (almost all belong to Kiribati except Palmyra and Kingman Reef, both belonging to the USA), and is the second northern island (only…

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Direct examples of main ecological problems

Plastic trash on beaches. The worst is on Henderson Island (in Pitcern Islands, South Pacific) where sea currents eject plastic at the coast. In 2017, scientists wrote in the report that there were an estimated 38 million plastic garbage on the island and weighing about 18 tons. They say that…

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Ecological problems in islands and atolls

Unfortunately, even the remote isolated tropics are not without problems. People used to massively cut down jungles, vegetation, polluting the islands. Especially when the colonialists came, the problems increased. The colonialists brought rats with their ships. To the rats, the tropical climate suited them, so they quickly swarmed, destroying domestic…

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Solving problems

Solving problems is often a lengthy process, and it takes a lot of effort to see some results. Environmental movements, agencies and states have invested a lot of effort and money to protect nature in the islands, protect atolls, reefs and the aquatic world as much as possible. Through laws…

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The most common tropical fruits on islands

I was in the botanical garden in Vienna, so I saw some of tropical vegetation there. Here are some of the most common and famous fruit that grow on tropical islands: (Coconut palms at Pinaki Atoll and lot of coconuts for kopra on AkiAki Island, French Polynesia) Cocos Nucifera or…

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Ecosystem on atolls and islands

The ecosystem represents the unity of biocenosis and biotopes. The living community in nature must occupy some space where members of that community meet their needs: moving, taking food, breathing, finding shelter and protection, etc. This area is called biotope and is inhabited by members of the respective biocenosis. Biocenosis…

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Common types of islands

Islands can be volcanic and coral origin. Usually there are two types, islands on the atoll which are flat up to a few meters above sea level, they are actually at sea level. But isolated islands that are flat, have their own reef, and coral sand deposits that accumulate over…

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Basic types of atolls

Atolls always have a lagoon, reef with or without islands. They can also be partially submerged. The lagoon can be opened and closed. An open lagoon has one or more aisles that supply water to the lagoon. There are various fish passing there, and people use it for navigation, if…

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Plankton – Basics

Plankton exists in all possible shapes and sizes. The smallest forms are like bacteria, and they are phytoplankton. There are tiny zooplankton as well, but also those which can be up to 9 meters long, like some jellyfish that cannot swim actively, but just float with electricity, and count as…

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