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FAO Prepares Seychelles to Tackle Bird Flu Outbreak

All possible measures have been undertaken by the Seychelles Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to tackle bird flu pandemic//. The FAO organization has given all the necessary help like donating equipment such as protective clothing and disinfecting equipment to staffs from the Department of N...

Most comprehensive study of mercury in dental fillings begins

...y. This study expands on knowledge gathered in the seychelles on the neurological effects of methyl mercury by a...study prenatal exposure to mercury. The team chose seychelles for two main reasons the fish consumed there have...in seafood. Studies on these and other children in seychelles are ongoing. ...

Pregnant Women Must Eat Fish-experts Warn

...s of the University of Rochester, New York, is a pediatric neurologist who has conducted his own study of fish consumption among pregnant women in the seychelles Islands. They consume a lot of seafood - about 12 fishmeals a week - and they had mercury levels about 10 times higher than American women. Yet My...

Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear

...re traveling to the Indian Ocean region. This disease has no cure or vaccine. It is spreading like wild fire throughout the Reunion, Mauritius and seychelles since January. The disease was first recognized in Tanzania in 1952. It is marked by high fever, severe rashes which are extremely painful but not fat...

Chikungunya Fever: French Government struggling to Tackle the Mosquito Menace

...r vaccine yet. La reunion has reported that nearly 77 people had succumbed to the fever. Chikungunya fever is also prevalent in the islands of the seychelles and Mauritius with most people recovering, though it is known to be painful About Chikungunya fever: This disease was first spotted in East Af...

Indulge in sea food: no need to worry as benefits heavier than risks!

...ust formulate a clear message for the consumer." The study that was conducted was a unique 10-year study of more than 700 children living in the seychelles Islands. The children's mothers averaged 12 meals of fish a week, about 10 times the average fish consumption of individuals in the United States , an...
Seychelles in Biological News

Flies may reveal evolutionary step to live birth

... A species of fruit fly from the seychelles Islands often lays larvae instead of eggs, UC San ...e hatching as they were being laid." Even those seychelles fly eggs that emerged unhatched were at an advance...ours for the other 10 species in the study. The seychelles flies also laid larger eggs--nearly double the ave...

No-take zones offer no boost for bleached reefs

...d Indian Ocean surface temperatures to increase to unprecedented and sustained levels, killing off (or 'bleaching') more than 90 per cent of the inner seychelles coral. Although many areas are showing signs of long-term degradation, Mr Graham said it was positive to see that some locations either escaped the ...

New study predicts where corals can thrive

...ronments for corals and that half of its marine parks with the strictest regulations are found within these harsh areas. Areas of the Maldives and the seychelles fall in the middle of the most severe conditions; these include some of the best coral reef parks and diving spots. In an area east and just north of ...

A helping hand from the grandparents

...overed the existence of grandparent helpers in the seychelles warbler the first time this behaviour, which rare...n 20 years on a population on Cousin Island in the seychelles has revealed that, as in humans, older adults that...ir parents rear more young. In the case of the seychelles warbler, co-operative breeding occurs because the ...

Global warming may have damaged coral reefs forever

... metres of coral reefs in the inner islands of the seychelles in 1994 and 2005. Their report is the first t...or 'bleaching') more than 90 per cent of the inner seychelles coral. The team, led by the University of New...ry little recovery in the reef system of the inner seychelles islands for seven years after the 1998 coral bleac...

Evolutionary shifts in olfactory sensitivities in fruit flies

...r, nine sibling species of D. melanogaster are less well characterized. One of these species, D. sechellia--as its name suggests, it is endemic to the seychelles islands--relies exclusively on one fruit, called the morinda fruit, for egg-laying. This fruit, which smells of gorgonzola and pineapple, is toxic to,...

Mother birds increase progesterone to hatch females

...ave been trying to figure out how the females of a few species, such as the seychelles warbler, the zebra finch and tree swallow, adaptively manipulate the sex of...offspring," says Adkins-Regan. "Researchers think that birds such as the seychelles warbler may bias the sex of their offspring when, for example, their territ...
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