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Dokdo’s underwater paradise revealed
Oct 25, 2016
Italian underwater photographer Guglielmo Cicerchia wins the gold prize in the close-up category of the Ulleungdo-Dokdo International Underwater Photography Competition 2...


Dokdo ecological survey reveals 594 new species
Sep 27, 2016
Scientists have recently revealed that a total of 594 new organisms, including three species previously not found in Korea and 124 species previously not found in or arou...

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Sep 26, 2016 honorary reporters and members of the coast guard stationed on Dokdo Island give a thumbs up as they pose for a group photo on Dokdo Island on Sept. 25. Thi...


A short but lasting rendezvous with Dokdo Island
Jun 30, 2016
Descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and Korean students pose for a group photo while waving the Taegeukgi, the national flag, at Dokdo on June 30. “A s...


Sunny skies, beautiful beaches along Haeparang Trail
Jun 16, 2016
The Haeparang Trail is Korea’s longest walking trail, stretching 770 kilometers from Busan in the south to Goseong in Gangwon-do Province in the north. The Haeparang Tr...


'1965 Korea-Japan agreement should be re-estimated'
Mar 23, 2016
On June 22, 1965, Seoul and Tokyo signed the Treaty on Basic Relations Between Japan and the Republic of Korea, and re-established their diplomatic relationship. It was a...

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Underwater forests bring health back to oceans
Jan 28, 2016
A variety of seaweed grows in the waters off Dokdo Island, attesting to the sea's healthy ecosystem. "Whitening" or a "whiting event" is a phenomenon where some wh...


Korea's greenhouse measurements found to be accurate, r...
Jan 20, 2016
One of Korea's Global Atmosphere Watch observatories on Anmyeondo Island in Chungcheongnam-do Province samples and measures the causes of climate change. Recent...


Dokdo gets new fishing fleet safety system
Sep 07, 2015
A new system aimed at detecting the location of each fishing boat in operation near Dokdo Island and ensuring their safety is set to be established sometime in September....


Russia takes trophy at Korea Cup Int'l Yacht Race
May 21, 2015
The eighth Korea Cup International Yacht Race ended its five-day run on May 19. A total of 262 sailors from 18 countries boarded 34 yachts to race in the competit...