Some of the plants found in the Indian Ocean are species of mangrove trees in Madagascar's mangrove forests, India's coastal sea grass and West Australia's macroalgae. The Indian Ocean covers a variety of biologically di... More »

The Indians of the North American Arctic, or Inuit, were the last of the native people to settle in North America and comprised eight distinct groups: Labrador, New Quebec, Baffin Island, Igloolik, Caribou, Netsilik, Cop... More »

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The Indian Ocean Maritime System refers to a network of trade between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. The trade network started in the third millennium BCE. The main participants in the trade network were Egypt... More »

There is only one tree species with poisonous thorns, the black locust, that is native to North America.Though there are many toxic plants and many more plants with thorns, very few plants combine the two features. More »

Rubber trees grow in tropical environments because the species thrives in wet, warm places. They are native to tropical regions of South America and also grow well in Southeast Asia and West Africa, where they are grown ... More »

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The Indian Ocean is the only ocean that surrounds India. The Arabian Sea borders the west coast of India, and the Bay of Bengal borders the east coast. More »

The waves of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, caused by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, originated in the open ocean located to the west of Sumatra in Indonesia, where the event claimed 130,736 lives. Other hard-hit cou... More »