Pacific Ocean Current Affairs, GK & News

India-Philippines conducts naval exercise in South China Sea

India and the Philippines conducted a naval exercise in the South China Sea on August 23, 2021. Key facts This exercise was conducted five days after conducting a similar drill with Vietnam in the region. Indian and Vietnamese navies had conducted the naval exercise on August 18. The South China Sea region has been witnessing ..

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Malabar Naval Exercise to begin on August 26

The navies of India, US, Australia and Japan are all set to conduct the Malabar Naval Exercise from August 26, 2021. Key Points The sea drill will be conducted off the Guam island, which is a territory of US. It is located 2,500 km east of the Philippines. The annual exercise will be four-day affair. ..

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US ends Migrant Protection Protocols

United States has ended Migrant Protection Protocols which is also dubbed as “Remain in Mexico” policy. Remain in Mexico Policy This policy forced several Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for US court cases. Now, Joe Biden administration has paused this programme called known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in January 2021. ..

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Sunflower sea star breeding to increase kelp forest

The scientists in the United States are breeding the Sunflower sea stars off coast of Washington State. Background Between 2013 and 2017, warming of oceans killed 5.75 billion sunflower sea stars. Around 91% of the world sunflower sea stars are found between the sea waters of Mexico and Alaska. The scientists believe that reviving the ..

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Elephant Seal: Recent Study

The scientists of Scotland have conducted a detailed study on the Elephant Seals in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Key Findings of the Study The seals migrate to north eastern pacific ocean post breeding season mainly to feed their young ones. It has been found that the female seals spend more than twenty to twenty four ..

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