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Results of recent research on Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean

Results of recent research on Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean

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Published by Biological Society of Washington in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history -- Seychelles -- Aldabra Island -- Congresses.,
  • Zoology -- Seychelles -- Aldabra Island -- Congresses.,
  • Aldabra Island (Seychelles) -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[Brian Kensley, editor].
    SeriesBulletin of the Biological Society of Washington -- no. 8.
    ContributionsKensley, Brian Frederick., Smithsonian Institution.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination138 p. :
    Number of Pages138
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14287959M

    Aldabra Atoll, located in the Aldabra Group of islands in the Western Indian Ocean and part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles (Figure 1), is one of the most special places on earth. It has been described as ‘one of the wonders of the world’ by Sir David Attenborough (Aldabra Marine Programme undated). Figure 1 Location of Aldabra Atoll. ALDABRA ATOLL SEYCHELLES Aldabra is one of the most isolated ecoregions on Earth and its second largest raised atoll reef. It is Located in the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra Atoll is an outstanding example of a raised coral atoll. Due to its remoteness Aldabra provides an outstanding natural laboratory for scientific research and discovery.

    Aldabra is the second largest coral atoll in the world. It is located in the Aldabra Group of islands situated in the Indian Ocean. They are part of the Seychelles. The island is extremely isolated and uninhabited. Aldabra has not been exploited by humans, and its island . Aldabra Atoll. Island Group: Aldabra Group Distance from Mahe: 1,km Area: Aldabra Atoll, situated 1,km southwest of Mahe, is the largest raised coral atoll in the World, comprising more than a dozen islands bordering a lagoon so vast the whole of Mahe could fit inside its perimeter.. Aldabra’s exceptional and pristine condition has earned it the distinction of being named.

    From above, the Aldabra atoll looks like a giant green fortress, adrift in the Indian Ocean. Approached at sea level it is more remarkable still, a protected paradise where nature has been left to form and crumble, grow, wither and regrow, undisturbed by human : Samantha Weinberg.   The Seychelles Islands Foundation has recently started a new project funded by the Indian Ocean Commission and European Union to improve biosecurity measures for Aldabra, entitled, ‘Institutionalisation and implementation of biosecurity measures to ensure sustainable conservation management of biodiversity on Aldabra Atoll’.


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Aldabra is the world's second-largest coral is situated in the Aldabra Group of islands in the Indian Ocean that are part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, with a distance of 1, km ( mi) southwest of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé on: Indian Ocean.

Aldabra Atoll Seychelles. Seychelles Travel Guide. Aldabra Atoll Seychelles. World Heritage Site. Indian Ocean book in the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra Atoll is an outstanding example of a raised coral atoll. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, the atoll has remained largely untouched by.

Biology and behaviour of Frigatebirds Fregata spp. on Aldabra Atoll Article (PDF Available) in Ibis (3) - April with 64 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Tony Diamond. Aldabra Atoll The atoll is comprised of four large coral islands which enclose a shallow lagoon; the group of islands is itself surrounded by a coral reef.

Due to difficulties of access and the atoll's isolation, Aldabra has been protected from human influence and thus retains somegiant tortoises, the world's largest population of this. Located in the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra Atoll is an outstanding example of a raised coral atoll.

Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, the atoll has remained largely untouched by humans for. The Red-footed booby on Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean Article (PDF Available) in Ardea -Wageningen- 62 January with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Tony Diamond. Aldabra, the second largest coral atoll in the world sits in the Indian Ocean, miles from the nearest landmass, allowing the small island to remain virtually untouched throughout history.

The Aldabra Atoll is one of the largest raised coral atolls on the face of the earth, with only the Republic of Kiribati (Pacific Ocean) boasting a greater land area. There are actually a bunch of islands that make up the Aldabra Island atoll, with four main ones encircling a central lagoon.

Aldabra Islands, atoll, one of the world’s largest, in the Indian Ocean about miles (1, km) southwest of the Seychelles group, and part of the Republic of the Seychelles. The Aldabras, together with Farquhar and Desroches islands and the Chagos Archipelago, formed part of the British Indian Ocean Territory from to The Aldabra Islands were formerly under the hegemony of the.

The Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Historically, giant tortoises were found on many of the western Indian Ocean islands, as well as Madagascar, and the fossil record indicates giant tortoises once occurred on every continent and many islands with the exception of Australia Class: Reptilia.

of the atoll and of the first part of the erpedition, and Diamond (a) gave a brief account of the seabirds. The seabird community on Aldabra, one of the richest in the Indian Ocean, is more or less unaffected by man.

I studied 10 of the breeding species from August to March and from March to September (Diamond b). Population and area.

The group has 3 inhabited islands and 1 uninhabited. The main settlement is on Assumption Island, where construction of a large military base is currently r village is the Aldabra Research Station on smallest village is on Astove, consisting of 2 people abandoned village is located on Menai Island of on: Indian Ocean.

The last surviving flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra Rail, is found there, as are many other unique land is also a vital breeding ground for turtles and seabirds.

Because of its unique biodiversity, Aldabra was declared a World Heritage Site in November by the United Nations Scientific, Educational, Cultural and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Aldabra Atoll is known as the second largest coral atoll in the world which is located in the Indian Ocean, part of the archipelago island nation of the Republic of Seychelles.

Comprised of four large coral islands that are surrounded by a coral reef, there is also an enclosed shallow lagoon in the center of the atoll. Due to difficulties of access and the atoll's isolation, Aldabra Atoll is.

More information: Torsten M. Scheyer et al. Trophic interactions between larger crocodylians and giant tortoises on Aldabra Atoll, Western Indian Ocean, during the. Aldabra is a large raised atoll located km southwest of Mahe and km north of Madagascar. The atoll makes up about one third of Seychelles’ land mass.

Aldabra has been described as “one of the wonders of the world” by Sir David Attenborough as its isolation in a remote area of the Indian Ocean, combined with an inhospitable.

The Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) is a non-profit charitable organisation that was established as a public trust by the government of Seychelles in SIF manages and protects the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Aldabra Atoll and the Vallée de Mai and has the President of.

Aldabra Atoll is an oceanic island ecosystem inhabited by giant tortoises and other endemic species and subspecies. Aldabra lies in the Indian Ocean, and belongs to the Seychelles. The atoll consists of a group of four larger islands: an oval ring of land crossected by channels. The name "Aldabra" was given by early Arabian visitors/5.

At Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean, Stevens () found that males mature at about cm TL and females at about cm TL. Reproductive biology of the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae) off the west coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The last surviving flightless bird of the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra Rail, is found only here as are many other unique land birds and it is a vital breeding ground for turtles and seabirds. Charles Darwin himself, whose work in the Galapagos is largely responsible for thatarchipelago's esteemed status as naturalist's paradise, recognised Aldabra.As is fitting for a Shakespeare-inspired story, though, "all's well that ends well," with Nonna Eia going to Aldabra, an atoll in the Indian Ocean, where she has dreamed of spending the rest of her now-elongated life with her own : Silvana Gandolfi.The Aldabra Atoll site in the Seychelles was inscribed on the World Heritage List in The site is comprised of a coral reef surrounding four large coral islands, which enclose a shallow lagoon.

Aldabra's beaches are safe nesting habitat for hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata - pictured here), one of the Indian Ocean’s largest.