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Gibson is believed to have purchased the 5,411-acre Mago island in Fiji's Northern Lau group for L7.8 million. But the Yavusa Vuaniivi tribe on the neighbouring island of Namalata told the Fiji Times they are Mago's rightful owners...

2005-03-01

 Pacific Ocean
A tsunami triggered by a strong quake in the South Pacific has killed more than 100 people in several islands. At least 77 people were reported dead in Samoa, more than 25 in American Samoa and at least six in Tonga.

2009-09-30

 Samoa Tonga Pacific Ocean tsunami
Drawn half a millennium ago and then swiftly forgotten, one map made us see the world as we know it today... and helped name America. But, as Toby Lester has discovered, the most powerful nation on earth also owes its name to a pun.

2009-10-28

 China America map cartography Pacific Ocean exploration circumnavigation
Amazing video has been obtained in the Pacific Ocean of the deepest undersea eruption ever recorded.

2009-12-18

 ocean volcano Pacific Ocean
A boat made of 12,000 plastic bottles has set sail on a voyage from San Francisco to Sydney to spread awareness about pollution in the world's oceans. Environmentalist and banking heir David De Rothschild and a crew set out on the appropriately named Plastiki catamaran. Their 11,000-nautical mile journey will go past the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a sea of waste about five times the size of the UK or twice that of Texas...

2010-03-21

 plastic ocean waste sailing bottle Pacific Ocean
To add to the authenticity of the voyage the adventurers are trying to get close to the provisions which Captain Bligh had on board - ship biscuits, pork, over 100 litres of water and six bottles of wine. Like Bligh, they will not be using any modern-day navigational systems such as charts, compass or lights.

2010-04-20

 mutiny navigation Pacific Ocean Tonga Bounty
The islands of Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia are among those which have grown, because of coral debris and sediment.

2010-06-03

 global warming Pacific Ocean island Tuvalu Kiribati Micronesia coral
Deep sea fish species found in the north Pacific Ocean have mysteriously been caught in the southwest Atlantic, on the other side of the world. It is unclear how the animals, a giant rattail grenadier, pelagic eelpout and deep sea squid, travelled so far. Their discovery 15,000km from their usual home raises the possibility that deep sea currents can transport animals from one polar region to another.

2010-06-03

 deep sea ocean fish Pacific Ocean travel migration
Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island nation in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres to the east. Nauru is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 21 square kilometres. With just over 9,265 residents, it is the second least-populated country after Vatican City. Settled by Micronesian and Polynesian people,...
 Nauru country small Micronesia South Pacific Pacific Ocean island
After a month adrift on the ocean, two men have been found on a deserted island in the Pacific. How could anyone survive being at sea for so long?

2011-11-30

 South Pacific Pacific Ocean boat adrift Kiribati Marshall Islands sailor survival

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