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Clipperton Island,

uninhabited atoll, c.2 sq mi (5.2 sq km), in the Pacific Ocean, c.800 mi (1,290 km) SW of Mexico. It was used as a base by John Clipperton, an English pirate. The French claimed it in 1858, the Americans held it for a time in the Spanish-American War, and Mexican troops occupied it in 1897. The conflict between France and Mexico was referred to the king of Italy for arbitration in 1908. The award was made (1931) in favor of France, and Mexico surrendered the island in 1932. The island is administered from French Polynesia.
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Distribucion: de Guaymas, Sonora, golfo de California, Mexico, a Colombia; islas Clarion, Clipperton y Malpelo (Wicksten y Hendrickx 1992).
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Jon, 43, director of the Clipperton Project, an exploration group, said they had set out in four boats in the Yucatan Peninsula in the south-east of Mexico, but they lost two in the rapids.
Isla Cedros, Pacific Coast of Baja California (28.2[degrees] N), into the Golfo de California as far north as Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California (28.9[degrees] N), and Bahia San Carlos, Sonora (27.9[degrees] N), Mexico, to Isla la Plata, Manabi, Ecuador (1.3[degrees] S) (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History--SBMNH, British Museum of Natural History); a few records from near Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru (6.7[degrees] S), and L'lle Clipperton, France; occurring in depths from 5 to 90 m.
Incidence of wing deformities ('Angel Wing') among Masked Boobies at Clipperton Island: life history consequences and insight into etiology.
In the Clipperton Island arbitration of 1931, (199) for instance, France was the beneficiary of a ruling articulating precisely this principle, when it was granted sovereignty over an island in a dispute with Mexico.
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