Amirantes

Amirantes

 

a group of 150 low coral islands in the Indian Ocean, north-northeast of Madagascar. Area, 83 sq km. They are governed by the British Seychelles. There are coconut palm plantations; the major products are copra, fish, and turtles. The Amirantes were discovered in 1502 by the Portuguese, who named them Ilnas de Almirante (Admiral’s Islands) in honor of Vasco da Gama.

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To ensure that the aircraft operate safely amongst those working on the ramp were Aircraft Engineer, Clyny De Letourdie and Aircraft Technician, Rebecca Morel who conducted the arrival and pre-departure check of the airlines Airbus A320 aircraft Amirantes (S7-AMI), whilst Turnaround Supervisor Sophia Abel who was on duty ensured the special all-female flight between Seychelles and Mauritius was ready to depart on time.
About 70 miles west lie the northernmost islands of the Amirantes, one of the outer groups of islands much loved by couples seeking a quiet romantic getaway.
Kensley, et al., 23-26 Mar 1985; BPBM 35567, 3: 15-29 mm, Seychelles, Amirantes, Poivre Atoll, north side, reef, 13 m, rotenone, J.
Distribution: Specimens of Chromis fieldi have been examined or records verified from Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, KwaZulu-Natal, Seychelles (including Amirantes), Comoro Islands, Reunion, Mauritius, Cargados Carajos Shoals, Chagos Archipelago, Maldive Islands, southern Oman, Socotra in the Gulf of Aden, Sri Lanka, Mentawai Islands (Sumatra), and Christmas Island.
Desroches Island is part of the Amirantes archipelago, a chain of 25 coral islands.
The outer coral island such as the Amirantes, Farquhar and Aldabra groups low lying and sandy.
The other islands in the Aldabra group, along with the Farquhars and Amirantes (sandy cays to the west and north of Madagascar, respectively) have probably emerged only within the last 15,000 years.
Air Seychelles currently operates two Airbus A320 aircraft, both registered under the Seychelles civil aircraft register, and named Amirantes (S7-AMI) and Silhouette (S7-SIL).
The African carrier's first Airbus A320, Amirantes, has been delivered to Air Seychelles.
The project aims to train a corps of individuals to monitor marine mammals by visual and acoustic methods to capture data on the diversity, distribution and associated behaviour around the inner islands and Amirantes. The methods used will include the use of binoculars and photography to visually identify species along side sea-bed mounted acoustic recording and detection devices that allow the recognition of marine mammals while under water / out of sight over prolonge