06 Nov '11, 11pm

Rowley Shoals, Timor Sea [image] #NASA

Rowley Shoals, Timor Sea [image] #NASA

This astronaut photograph highlights the coral reef atolls known as Rowley Shoals, located in the southwestern Timor Sea. Three reef areas make up the shoals—Mermaid Reef, Clerke Reef, and Imperieuse Reef—which extend approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) from northeast to southwest. Only Clerke Reef and Imperieuse Reef have white sandy islets (or cays) that remain above water. Imperieuse Reef also has the only permanent man-made structure: a lighthouse on Cunningham Islet, a cay at the northern end of the reef. Rowley Shoals is located off the northwestern Australia coastline, approximately 300 kilometers (185 miles) west of the city of Broome. Since the late 1970s, fishing and diving expeditions have frequented the atolls. Clerke and Imperieuse Reefs are part of the Rowley Shoals Marine Park, established in 1990. Mermaid Reef is managed as the Mermaid Reef Marine Natio...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=76340&s...

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SEA Games: Roller sports make SEA Games debut

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channelnewsasia.com 08 Nov '11, 8am

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