The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created on June 15, 2006 by then-President George W. Bush. The monument covers approximately 360,000 km2 of reefs, atolls and shallow and deep seas up to 80 km off the coast of the Pacific Ocean - an area larger than all national parks in…

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Hawaii Islands

Hawaii is an American federal state. They joined the United States on August 21, 1959, as the last fiftieth member. They are the only American federal state that consists exclusively of islands. Hawaii is an archipelago in the central part of the Pacific, southwest of the continental United States, southeast…

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Guam

Guam is an island in the western Pacific and the territory of the United States. The island is the largest and southernmost of all the Mariana Islands. Guam's economy is largely dependent on tourism (mostly from Japan) and U.S. military bases. About 163,000 people live in Guam. Its area is…

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Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a group of volcanic islands that are part of the Republic of Ecuador. The islands are known for a large number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the second HMS Beagle voyage. His observations and collections contributed to Darwin's theory of evolution…

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Raivavae Island

Raivavae island is located in the southern part of French Polynesia. Its total land area, including offshore islets is 17.9 km2. Raivavae is located about 730 km southeast of Tahiti. Around 900 people live on the island. It is volcanic in origin, and is similar to Bora Bora, an island…

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Nuku Hiva Island

Nuku Hiva Island is the largest island in the Marquesas Islands group, in the north of French Polynesia. It is located about 1370km northeast of Tahiti. Its area is 339 km2. The highest altitude is 1224m. The population is about 2700 people. The island is volcanic and has a landscape…

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Rapa Iti Island

Rapa Iti is the southernmost inhabited island in French Polynesia. To the south is only the Marotiri group of a couple of rocks. The area is 40.4 km2, the highest point is 650 m. About 500 people live on the island. The island is located 1180 km southeast of Tahiti.…

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Pinaki Atoll

Pinaki Atoll is a small atoll 1115km east of Tahiti. Its length / width is 2km by 1.5km. On the whole atoll, only one island is completely wrapped in a ring, and has a passage on the west side, which connects the lagoon with the ocean, but the lagoon is…

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Nukutepipi Atoll

Nukutepipi Atoll is a very small atoll. It is roughly triangular in shape, about 2.7 km long. The area is 3.6 km2. Its ridge is quite wide, completely covered by a small lagoon that has a deep area in its center. On its reef there are two relatively large islands,…

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