Chagos Archipelago


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Cha′gos Archipel′ago

(ˈtʃɑ goʊs, -gəs)
n.
a group of islands in the British Indian Ocean Territory. ab. 75 sq. mi. (195 sq. km).
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The remote and protected reefs of the Chagos Archipelago in the central Indian Ocean experienced 90% mortality in shallow waters in the severe warming event of 1998.
Describing the viral video, Dartmouth College biologist Mark Laidre, who was in the Chagos Archipelago to study coconut crabs, said, "The crab slowly climbed up and grabbed the booby's wing with its claw, breaking the bone and causing the booby to fall to the ground, where it was unable to fly.
One of 55 islands that make up the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory, Diego Garcia is at the tip of the spear with NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Site Diego Garcia playing an important role in logistics services and oversight of the large base operating support (BOS) contract.
NEW YORK, June 23 (KUNA) -- UN General Assembly adopted a text requesting that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) render an advisory opinion on the legal consequences arising from the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius before that Indian Ocean island nation's independence in the 1960s.
Last September, Mr President, you asked the United Kingdom and Mauritius to engage in bilateral talks about the Chagos Archipelago, which the United Kingdom administers as the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Reaffirming Mauritius' "unwavering" support to India for UN Security Council membership, Jugnauth also welcomed New Delhi's support to the island nation's claim over the Chagos archipelago.
A TEAM of scientists led by a Bangor University professor have recently returned from a scientific expedition to study coral reef bleaching (dying) in the remote and largely uninhabited Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).
Diplomacy and negotiation were also used by Mauritius to convince the United Kingdom to obey an arbitral decision issued on March 18, 2015, regarding the Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
Off a small island in the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) biogeochemists Konrad Hughen and Colleen Hansel use a special underwater drill to take a core sample from a boulder coral (Pontes lobata) during an expedition in 2015 (top left).
The dispute centered around the Chagos Archipelago,
He recalled how, more than 40 years ago, Britain leased an island in the Chagos archipelago to the US so that the latter could use it as an air base.
The largest and southernmost island in the Chagos Archipelago, part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), is a hugely important US installation with anywhere between 2,000 and 5,000 US military and civilian personnel (and some 40 British naval officers) in residence.