Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the Indian and Pacific oceans.
  • Of or pertaining to the group of languages, sometimes called Malay o-Polynesian, spoken from Madagascar to Easter Island (excluding Australia).

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Examples

  • The first scientific study of Taiwan's pink dolphins (Sousa chinensis), otherwise known as Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins or, locally, as "Matsu's Fish", was carried out in 2002.

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  • Due to being isolated from other populations of the same species, Taiwan’s “Matsu’s Fish” Sousa chinensis, also known as the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin or Chinese white dolphin, has evolved in a way that distinguishes it from other populations.

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  • A report from the US Government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts severe bleaching for parts of the Coral Sea, which lies adjacent to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Triangle, a 5.4 million square kilometre expanse of ocean in the Indo-Pacific which is considered the centre of the world's marine life.

    Impact Lab

  • (Sousa chinensis), otherwise known as Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins or, locally, as "Matsu's

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  • U.S. military officials from the Chief of Naval Operations on down have promised that the budget cuts will not lead to a reduction in U.S. operations in the Indo-Pacific in the short term.

    Defense Cuts Sap Obama's Asia Pivot

  • Native to the Indo-Pacific, the aptly-named lionfish also known as the scorpion fish, or firefish is believed to have been introduced to East Coast waters, including the Caribbean, by pet owners releasing aquarium fish into coastal waters.

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  • More broadly, Washington's goal, executed through Hawaii-based Pacific Command, should be to create a more active maritime community of interests in the Indo-Pacific arc and to counter Chinese moves where they occur.

    Billiards in the South China Sea

  • But Beijing's challenge to freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific means these countries should be thinking about bringing together their proliferating bilateral maritime security links in a collective arrangement, one that could pool resources to mount rapid responses to natural disasters and other contingencies and work together to keep Asia's vital sea lanes open.

    Leading in the Indian Ocean

  • The greatest impact of a stronger Australia-U.S. alliance would be for the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • By making clear to China's leadership that it needs to work with the regional order now in place, and not seek to substitute another one, the liberal nations of the Indo-Pacific will increase stability and the chance that China will recalculate its national goals.

    Realism on China Is More Realistic

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