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Baker Island

Baker Island, uninhabited island, 1 sq mi (2.6 sq km), central Pacific, near the equator, c.1,650 mi (2,660 km) SW of Honolulu. The arid coral island was discovered in 1832 by Capt. Michael Baker, an American, and was claimed by the United States in 1856. Like Jarvis Island and Howland Island, Baker was worked for guano by both American and British companies during the 19th cent. In 1935 it was colonized by Americans from Hawaii in order to establish U.S. control against British claims. The colonists were removed during World War II. Baker Island is administered by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, and since 2009 has been part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
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At Howland and Baker Islands, -1830 km west of Jarvis Island, the 2015/16 El Nino showed SST maxima on par with the 2009/10 event, but exceeded levels observed in 1982/83 and 1997/98 by +0.61[degrees] and +0.68[degrees]C, respectively (Fig.
At Howland and Baker Islands, low Chl-a events were more frequent, occurring during these major El Nino events and the moderate El Nino events of 2002/03 and 2009/10 (Fig.
At Howland and Baker Islands, we observed 23%-31% reductions in coral cover from 2015 to 2017, though there were no observations to confirm bleaching during the 2015/16 El Nino (Fig.
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The night will host live music from Tyrannosaurus Dead, Skull Puppies, Baker Island and Rushers, as well as a DJ.
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A day after Tong's proclamation, President Obama announced that the US would move to close all fishing in American territorial waters off of Howland and Baker Islands (which are to the northwest of the Kiribati reserves), doubling the amount of ocean area protected by the US.
Kiribati and Samoa in the Pacific were the first to see in the New Year at 1000 GMT Tuesday, in a wave of celebrations that will finish on the United States' remote Howland and Baker Islands at 1200 GMT Wednesday.
Sydney spectacular starts the showKiribati and Samoa in the Pacific were the first to see in the New Year at 1000 GMT Tuesday, in a wave of celebrations that will finish on the United States' remote Howland and Baker Islands at 1200 GMT Wednesday.
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