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  • It was the fate of native Hawaiians to inhabit a remote island chain that the larger world simply couldn't stay away from, perfectly located to be come a mid-ocean hub for travel, trade and shipping, as well as a centerpiece for our military presence in the Pacific.

    James Houston discusses Bird of Another Heaven

  • Someone may also decide to consider the "consequences" -- total economic meltdown, mid-ocean crash, injured baby, injured family -- also valid choices.

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  • The country went mad for mining tungsten, and while the Allies tried to cajole Salazar into cutting supplies to Germany, the Nazis responded by, at one point, hijacking a Portuguese liner and evacuating the passengers into lifeboats in mid-ocean.

    The Capital of Intrigue in a World at War

  • Brussels-based European air traffic management agency said the thinning volcanic ash cloud that disrupted air traffic over parts of Europe and the Atlantic in the past few days had moved into mid-ocean and was unlikely to have affected an airliner in Libya, more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) to the west.

    Libya Plane Crash: Afriqiyah Flight Crashes In Tripoli With 104 Aboard

  • But delays on trans-Atlantic flights were expected because another band in mid-ocean was still blocking the air routes between Europe and North America, the European air traffic agency Eurocontrol said.

    Ash Clears Over Europe; Airports Operating

  • The research, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), was a part of the NSF Ridge 2000 program that was initiated to study the linkages between life and planetary processes that take place at mid-ocean ridges.

    Anuradha K. Herath: Life after Catastrophe

  • "We were in a very fortunate position when the eruption was discovered because we had just retrieved the larval samples on the last cruise to that area to study larval dispersal and physical oceanography currents along this area of the mid-ocean ridge," Adams said.

    Anuradha K. Herath: Life after Catastrophe

  • The study sites were located along the East Pacific Rise (EPR) - a section of the mid-ocean ridge system that spans from near New Zealand to the Gulf of California, a couple of hundred miles off the coast of Mexico.

    Anuradha K. Herath: Life after Catastrophe

  • Iceland sits astride a mid-ocean ridge, the site of seafloor spreading and the engine that drives North America and Europe two centimeters further apart every year.

    HuffPo: ‘Global Warming Causes Volcanoes’ | RedState

  • I suppose if the aliens are over an empty section of the Pacific they can commune with the whales like Mr. Spock did or maybe they just want to try a little mid-ocean jet-skiing.

    So did the aliens bring enough sunscreen?

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