BRISBANE JOURNALIST IN TUVALU FOR EXTREME HIGH TIDES
February 13, 2006
TIDC--The most extreme high tides on record could hit the tiny Pacific island country of Tuvalu at the end of February, 2006.
The highest point of land on Tuvalu's capital
island, Funafuti Atoll, is about 3.7 metres above
In a 2004 report, Australian scientists working
on the South Pacific Sea Level and Climate
Brisbane-based journalist, Dr Mark Hayes, will be on Funafuti Atoll to report on this extreme high tide event, and Tuvalu's responses to the grave threats the country faces from global warming and sea level rise, from February 19 to March 5, 2006.
While quite accurate predictions can be made
about likely tide heights, amplified by a new
At the end of January, 2006, with slightly lower
but still extreme high tides and a rising new
If the weather around Tuvalu is bad at the end of
February, or if a cyclone is menacing the
This is Dr Hayes' third working visit to Tuvalu and Funafuti Atoll.In March, 2005, he reported on Tuvalu's situation in an extensive text and pictures feature on the leading Tuvalu Web Site, Tuvaluislands.com (http://www.tuvaluislands.com).
Dr Hayes has radio and television current affairs
reporting and producing experience. He will be
equipped with a laptop computer, a MiniDisk
recorder kit, and digital video and audio
Dr Hayes invites media organisations to contact him prior to his Brisbane departure on 16/2/06 to organise media coverage from Funafuti while he is there.
TuvavluIslands.com will be publishing some exclusive text and photographs provided by Dr. Hayes and some of his colleagues.
PH: (07) 3870 3456 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funafuti telephone contacts available via the above contact details.
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