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|A bright strip of sand surrounds a pale blue lagoon and the remnants of a volcanic peak on Oeno Island. Sitting approximately 280 kilometers northwest of Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific, Oeno is a prime example of a tropical island in the middle stages of its development. Like Pitcairn, Oeno started out as a rocky volcanic peak. Over time, coral colonized the submerged edge of the island, ...||08/02/2006||751|
|If you asked almost anyone to describe a tropical island, they would likely mention palm trees and flat, white sandy beaches that stretch for kilometers: they would describe a coral atoll. Coral atolls are normally long, thin bars of white sand that rise just a few meters above sea level. The island or island group surrounds a hollow center where a volcanic peak once was. The atoll shown in thi...||08/01/2006||541|
|A composite of aerial photographs found of Lady Elliot Island. (A small coral island found of the coast of south-east Queensland, the southern-most island of the great barrier reef)||08/12/2008||789|
|Bird Island |
Bird Island, perched on the edge of the Seychelles continental shelf is the most northerly island of the Seychelles Archipelago and is situated 60 miles from the main island of Mahé.
A 30 minute flight from Mahé by light aircraf...
|The small island of Blanquilla is named for its white sand beaches, visible as a bright border along the northeastern–eastern shoreline. Located approximately 292 kilometers (182 miles) northeast of Caracas, this Caribbean island is a popular destination for divers and tourists arriving by boat or airplane (the airstrip is visible at image bottom). |
The plants and animals of Isl...
|A 3900ft long paved Runway on Assumption Island, a single coral island which measures 11.07 km² in area and which has a small settlement on the sheltered western side. Two large sand dunes are prominent on the south eastern coast of the island, one of them 32 m high. The concrete runway runs from between the two sand dunes on the south east to the settlement.||10/20/2005||490|
|image of Baker Island, located approximately 1,650 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, is being used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to monitor the coral reef ecosystem surrounding the island. Baker Island is about 1.6 square kilometers in size and is a national wildlife refuge under the authority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. NOAA research has shown that...||01/31/2006||514|
|USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of the Coral Sea. She earned the affectionate nickname "Ageless Warrior" through her long career. Initially classified as an aircraft carrier with hull classification symbol CV-43, the contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding of ...||07/15/2012||353|
|The 8.9 Richter scale earthquake that triggered the Asian tsunami on 26 December 2004 had a lasting effect on this location, part of India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands chain.|
The formerly submerged coral reefs that ring North Sentinel Island are now exposed to the surface, as the entire North Andamans group has experienced tectonic uplift. Circumstances were ...
|Minamitori-shima (南鳥島) or Marcus Island is an isolated island in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, located at 24°18′N, 153°58′E. The Japanese meaning of the name is "Southern Bird Island". It is 1.2 km² in area. It is the easternmost territory belonging to Japan, some 1 848 km SE of Tokyo, or 1 267 East of the closest Japanese island, Minami Iō-jima...||05/01/2007||1,986|
|USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of the Coral Sea. She earned the affectionate nickname "Ageless Warrior" through her long career. Initially classified as an aircraft carrier with hull classification symbol CV-43, the contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding of ...||09/04/2014||168|
|Ra'iroa gets its name "huge sky" from its great length. It is the largest atoll of Tahiti and her Islands and one of the four largest in the world, with more than 240 motu (islets) separated by more than 100 hoa, small channels that make up its ring of coral and in the center of the inside lagoon is the Paio motu.||01/28/2006||518|
|The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. The reef is located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia. It stretches over 2000 kilometres in length and can be seen from space.||07/25/2005||1,651|