Bennett Island


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Bennett Island

 

an island in the De Long group, in the northern part of the East Siberian Sea. It has an area of about 150 sq km and a maximum elevation of 426 m. The shores are high and rocky. The island is covered with glaciers which are sliding into the sea. It was discovered in 1881 on an American expedition headed by De Long and is named after J. G. Bennett, who financed the expedition. Bennett Island is part of the Yakut ASSR.

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Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, Warri Naval Base, on Tuesday, went harder on oil thieves, destroying several illegal refineries at Bennett Island in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Speaking with journalists during an operation at Bennett Island, Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu, said the Navy has begun to depend heavily on swamp buggies to stamp out the menace which has been yielding many results.
Swamp buggy smashing tanks and ovens used to refine crude oil at Bennett Island
As of the time of filing this report, the armed naval operatives and the swamp buggy were still at Bennett Island smashing iron tanks and other containers amid smoke and fire set by the criminals to dissuade their traducers.
scientists have finally gathered hard evidence to explain the Bennett Island plumes, a mystery that remained unsolvable during the Cold War.
The Bennett Island plumes apparently result from airstreams passing over low mountains on the island, reports Russell C.
First spotted on satellite images in 1983, the plumes are extremely thin cloud trails stretching hundreds of kilometers downwind of tiny Bennett Island, located in the East Siberian Sea.
"It doesn't appear that methane leaks at Bennett Island are causing what we see," he says.
Amand, a consultant tothe Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Calif., and a number of other scientists think these continental mirages could have been large plumes rising from the sea--similar to clouds recently spotted on satellite images of Bennett Island, which lies 150 kilometers to the north of the New Siberian Islands.
These Bennett Island plumes were firstdiscovered in infrared images from National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) weather satellites.
9 Eos, Matson reports thatclouds similar to those above Bennett Island have been seen on satellite imagery of the northern of two islands called Novaya Zemlya, which lie about 2,000 kilometers to the west of Bennett Island.
Moreover, Soviet scientists who investigatedthe Bennett Island region after learning about the plumes, presumably from U.S.