Canton Island

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, coral atoll, 3.5 sq mi (9 sq km), central Pacific, largest of the Phoenix Islands, which comprise part of Kiribati, c.2,000 mi (3,220 km) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii. Annexed by the British at the end of the 19th cent., the island was also claimed by American guano companies.
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At Kanton Island, 5%-25% of the corals were observed to be bleached during the peak of the 2015/16 El Nino, but little discernable coral mortality was observed in 2016, dramatically lower than the mortality observed following the 2002/03 El Nino (Mangubhai and Rotjan 2017, personal commmunication; Obura and Mangubhai 2011).
We then describe some of the ecological responses, which were catastrophic at Jarvis and modest at Howland, Baker, and Kanton Islands.
In the CEP, impacts to corals were catastrophic at Jarvis, but only moderate or modest at Howland, Baker, and Kanton Islands.