Eniwetok


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Eniwetok,

Marshall Islands: see EnewetakEnewetak,
 Enewetok,
or Eniwetok
, circular atoll, central Pacific, one of the Ralik Chain in the Marshall Islands. Enewetak is c.50 mi (80 km) in circumference and comprises about 40 islets surrounding a large lagoon.
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Eniwetok

an atoll in the W Pacific Ocean, in the NW Marshall Islands: taken by the US from Japan in 1944; became a naval base and later a testing ground for atomic weapons. Pop.: 715 (latest est.)
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MARSHALL ISLANDS: Eniwetok [11[degrees]21'N, 162[degrees]14'E]: 4 [male], 1 [female], Eniwetok Island [11[degrees]20'N, 162[degrees]19'E], under rocks, 1 August 1969, J.
13 February to 20 February 1945: Anchored off Eniwetok Atoll for 7 days.
Trophic structure and productivity of a windward coral reef community on Eniwetok Atoll.
Darwin's theory, proposed in 1842, was finally proven true a century later, when experimental drilling in the lagoon of Eniwetok atoll, specifically designed to test this theory, hit basaltic rock of volcanic origin at a depth of 4,593 ft (1,400 m) below a cover of fossil coral reef.
On 9 April 1948, Agent Komori was attached to a special task force to provide security for Eniwetok Atoll, site of atomic weapons testing.
Silver-108m in biota and sediments at Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls.
Boyer notes that "the official effort to discredit Burchett's Hiroshima report in fact prefigured a pattern that would continue through the Bikini tests of 1946, the Eniwetok tests of 1954, a whole series of tests in the American Southwest, and decades of blandly optimistic civil-defense pronouncements.
November: The United States expodes the first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
On Eniwetok in February 1944, 23 prisoners were taken out of a total Japanese garrison of about 800.
Yasuda, the Japanese figure in "The Terminal Beach," ultimately suggests that Traven's search on Eniwetok, so overloaded with coded signs, is in fact for "the white leviathan, zero" (153).
Four antinuclear protesters were seized on their ship, Golden Rule, by the Coast Guard when they attempted to leave Honolulu for Eniwetok, the atomic testing area.
Principal battles: Aisne-Marne, Saint-Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne (1918); Tarawa (1943); Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam, and Tinian (1944); Iwo Jima and Okinawa (1945).