Cyclone, above normal rain likely in October

In its monthly outlook released on Sunday, the Met Office warned that three of the lows are likely to form in the month of October over the Bay of Bengal may intensify into a cyclonic storm.
October is an active month for cyclones and five of the 33 historical cyclones since 1960 hit Bangladesh in this month, according to the record of Bangladesh

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The fastest Sailfish caught in the Bay of Bengal

Curious people rushed to see and touch the Sailfish caught in the fisherman’s nets on Wednesday
Two marine fish have been caught in fishermen’s nets in the Bay of Bengal. Fishermen locally call it ‘golpata’ fish because of the shape of its back fins. Experts say, actually these are sailfish, members of the billfish family and are found throughout the warmer waters of the world’s oceans. It is widely considered the fastest fish in the ocean.
Due to the ban on fishing in the sea (Bay of Bengal) for 65 days, the biodiversity of marine fish species or marine aquatic animals has improved. Marine fish are growing in it. For this reason, experts think that large marine fish are being

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Virgin sea beach surfaces in Bay of Bengal

A virgin sandy sea beach has surfaced in the southern corner of the country and is awaiting tourists and visitors. The newly surfaced sandy beach, with an unspoilt pristine beauty, is around 15 km long and is located on a small island in the southern district of Bhola. This virgin beach is located between two prominent sea beaches in the country — Cox’s Bazaar and Kuakata.

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Petrobangla to float tenders by late Oct

Offshore oil-gas exploration
Petrobangla to float tenders by late Oct
Petrobangla will float international tenders for oil and gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal by the end of October, said officials.
They said that officials of the Energy Division and Petrobangla on Monday afternoon discussed the matter at a meeting chaired by Mohammad Mesbah Uddin, the secretary of the

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Petrobangla to give job to US firm without knowing details

Petrobangla is likely to award the US-based Astra Oil and Excelerate Energy a contract for installation of a floating LNG terminal at Moheshkhali in the Bay of Bengal, although the firm has not given the financial break-up or technical details in its bid document for project implementation, said officials.
An Energy Division official told New Age that Petrobangla on Monday gave

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Traders defy hilsa ban

Traders driven by greed have been forcing poor fishermen to catch hilsa during its breeding zone in the Bay of Bengal even as the authorities struggle to enforce an 11-day ban.
The Oct. 6-16 ban is aimed at protecting the egg-carrying hilsa during the peak spawning season.
Defying the ban, traders, most of whom are owners of trawlers, are sending the rather

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