Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

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Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 50167
Honolulu, HI 96850

Phone:808-674-8237
Web: www.fws.gov/midway
Established: In 1988 Midway became a NWR, subject to the U.S. Navy. In 1996, after the navy closed the facility, custody and accountability transferred to the Department of the Interior.
Location:North-central Pacific Ocean, about 1,150 miles northwest of Honolulu.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trail, historic features.
Activities:Boaitng, fishing, hiking, educational programs.
Special Features:One of the most remote coral atolls in the world, Miday also has a fascinating history. It was the last link in a global telegraph system, inaugurated by a message from President Teddy Roosevelt on the fourth of July 1903; served as a landing site for Pan Am Clippers enroute across the Pacific Ocean in the late 1930s; and was the focus of a 1942 battle that changed the tide of war in the Pacific.
Habitats: 296,819 acres of ocean and three flat coral islands totaling about 1,549 acres.
Access: Because of Midway Atoll's remote location in the middle of the north Pacific Ocean, it can only be accessed by air or sea under a special-use permit system. Permits may be obtained by contacting the Midway Phoenix Corp.
Wild life: Laysan albatross, red-tailed noddies, white terns, also Hawaiian monk seals (endangered), green sea turtles (threatened), and Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

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My WSO, the other two aircrew, and I, spent the next 11 days on Midway Atoll.
The night we landed on Midway Atoll, a maintenance crew flew in and identified that the bleed-air leak had been caused by a manufacturing error in the environmental control systems (ECS) turbine.
It was a balmy winter day when I landed on Midway Atoll.
Hi'ialakai's itinerary included French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, Maro Reef, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Midway Atoll, Kure Atoll, Nihoa Island and Mokumanamana (Necker Island).
Laysan duck (Anas laysanensis): The HFS collaborated on an interagency project involving translocation of the Laysan duck from Laysan Island to presumed former habitat on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, providing help in identifying and understanding mortality factors and monitoring the health of translocated ducks (see http://www.
announced today that its Next Generation Weather Observing System (NEXWOS) will be installed at Midway Atoll Airport (PDMY) as part of an ongoing airport enhancement program.
Geological Survey (USGS) developed a partnership to translocate these ducks to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
On Laysan, one-yea-old ducks typically do not successfully breed, so the productive first year at Midway Atoll was a pleasant surprise.
They were translocated from Laysan Island in the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to Midway Atoll NWR, where their survival and breeding success has surpassed all expectations (Figure 1).
Short-tailed albatrosses have also been observed on Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands since the early 1930's.