Benguela


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Benguela

(bɛŋˈɡwɛlə)
n
(Placename) a port in W Angola: founded in 1617; a terminus (with Lobito) of the railway that runs from Beira in Mozambique through the Copper Belt of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Pop: about 200 000 (1990 est)
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Before daylight broke the ebb-tide would have carried the Kincaid well into the Benguela current which flows northward along the coast of Africa, and, as a south wind was prevailing, Jane hoped to be out of sight of the mouth of the Ugambi before Rokoff could become aware of the departure of the steamer.
274) there is a curious account of the effects of a drought on the elephants, at Benguela (west coast of Africa).
This led the authors to conclude that, "Model shifts between an anchovy 'regime' (1980's) and the possible move towards a sardine 'regime (1990's) in the southern Benguela ecosystem are likely to have been caused by changes in the availability of mesoplankton to anchovy and sardine" (Shannon et al., 2004b).
They concentrated on marine biology and ecology and issues that are uniquely southern African, at a place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet with the Benguela and Agulhas currents.
'The Skeleton Coast of Namibia is Africa's own 'Bermuda Triangle', with the powerful Benguela Current flowing north and strange magnetic forces.
Like South America's Atacama, its rival for the title, the Namib has been maintained more recently by an icy ocean current--in this case the Benguela, which originates in Antarctica and condenses moisture before it can be blown ashore.
The Norwegian offshore oil and gas contractor Stolt Offshore SA said today (9 June) that it had received a contract from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company (DSME) for work on the Benguela and Belize offshore field development in Angola.
A civilian airport in the Angolan coastal town of Benguela, south of Luanda has been attacked by UNITA rebels and at least two aircraft at the airport were apparently damaged by gunfire according to the BBC.
In order to explore the extent to which interactions between pairs of species embedded in complex multispecies food webs are nonlocalized, in terms of the number of other species that need to be taken into account, the influence of other species in the system on the response of the hake fishery to a cull of fur seals is calculated in a 29-species food web for the Benguela ecosystem.
Boulle said that he discussed Robertson's long-held interest in restoring the Benguela railway line, which would connect Zaire's mineral-rich Shaba province to the Angolan port of Lobito.
Benguela, in the west of Angola, forms a dynamic littoral with Lobito and Catumbela.
Finally, the Foundation provided a N$100,000 grant for the building of the Benguela Playground Project.