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Indian Ocean

Madagascar — Diving Sinkholes & Caves on the Mahafaly Plateau

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Stretching west and north of the Isalo Ranges, the Mahafaly Plateau runs like a dragon’s tongue to the very tip of Madagascar’s southwest coast. This is a remote country in the Great South, where numerous historical shipwrecks have lain below the waves since the 16th century.

Africa’s second largest marine protected area is established

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Primeiras & Segundas Archipelago is declared an Environmental Protected Area by the government of Mozambique.

Seychelles swim ban lifted

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A swimming ban, implemented in the Seychelles following two shark attacks last year, has finally been lifted after six months.

Huge Blue Whale colony discovered in Sri Lanka

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At 30 metres in length and 180 metric tons or more in weight, it is the largest known animal to have ever existed.

Bangaram Island

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Dreaming of diving off an uninhabited tropical island? Doing this by liveaboard boat is one approach, but here, on Bangaram Island, one can live the island dream while staying on the island itself, which has enough infra-structure to make it comfortable.
26 - Oct 2008 | Diving Tropical India

UK researchers discover coral reef on Seychelles

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Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex have discovered a previously unknown coral reef in the Seychelles.

Tourism threatens to overwhelm mantas and whale sharks in the Maldives

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During the south west monsoon from May to November, it is usual to see up to 200 feeding manta rays and whale sharks in a small enclosed reef the size of a football field off the uninhabited island of Hanifaru in Baa Atoll in the Maldives

First cold water coral ecosystem discovered off the coast of Mauritania

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The coral wall on the continental shelf off the coast of Mauritania measures 50 to 60 m high and is 190 km long.

Monk seal and hump-backed dolphin are threatened by fishing activities off coast of Mauritania

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A study show that industrial and traditional fishing activities along the coast of Mauritania, are putting these mammals and local marine ecosystems at great danger.

Experts identify world’s most threatened sea turtle populations

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Top sea turtle experts from around the globe have discovered that almost half (45%) of the world’s threatened sea turtle populations are found in the northern Indian Ocean.
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