Jarvis Island

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Jarvis Island,

island, 1.7 sq mi (4.4 sq km), central Pacific, one of the Line IslandsLine Islands
or Equatorial Islands,
coral group, 43 sq mi (111 sq km), central and S Pacific. Once valuable for their guano deposits, the islands now have coconut groves, airfields, and meteorological stations.
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, just south of the equator and c.1,300 mi (2,090 km) S of Honolulu. Known to British and American mariners, it was claimed in 1856 by the United States along with Howland IslandHowland Island,
uninhabited island (.73 sq mi/1.89 sq km), central Pacific near the equator, c.1,620 mi (2610 km) SW of Honolulu. The island was discovered by American traders and was claimed by the United States in 1856, along with Jarvis Island and Baker Island.
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 and Baker IslandBaker 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.
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 but was annexed by Great Britain in 1889. American colonists were brought to Jarvis in 1935; the following year the island was placed under the administration of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Jarvis is now uninhabited. Since 2009 it has been part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National MonumentPacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument,
c.490,000 sq mi (1,260,000 sq km), central Pacific Ocean; est. 2009. The monument comprises the waters and reefs surrounding seven islands and atolls, and in most cases the island lands are managed as wildlife refuges as well.
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5.1a), including Jarvis Island (0[degrees]22'S, 160[degrees]01'W), Howland Island (0[degrees]48'N, 176[degrees]37'W), Baker Island (0[degrees]12'N, 176[degrees]29'W), and Kanton Island (2[degrees]50'S, 171[degrees]40'W), support healthy, resilient coral reef ecosystems characterized by exceptionally high biomass of planktivorous and piscivorous reef fishes due to the combined effects of equatorial and topographic upwelling (Gove et al.
The regions in this forecast include American Samoa, Australia, Chuuk, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Howland and Baker, Indonesia, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Marianas, Northwester Hawaiian Islands, Palau, Palmyra Island, Ponhnpei, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna and Yap.
I was scuba diving amid massive coral colonies off Jarvis Island in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean, one member of a small team of researchers.
One of the world's poorest countries, Sierra Leone in West Africa, had the poorest result with 36, while uninhabited Jarvis Island in the South Pacific had the highest rating of 86.
Sierra Leone in West Africa had the poorest result with 36, while uninhabited Jarvis Island in the South Pacific had the highest rating of 86.
The scores for individual countries ranged widely: from Sierra Leone, with a failing scores of 36, to Jarvis Island, an uninhabited, relatively pristine island in the South Pacific, with the highest scores of 86.
Launches take place from a modified oil platform moored on the equator at 154 degrees West in the Mid-Pacific just East of Jarvis Island.
274(h) requirements include American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Baker Island, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Honduras, Howland Island, Jamaica, Jarvis Island, Johnston Island, Klingman Reef, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Palmyra Atoll, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.
Taken from the waters near Jarvis Island, an uninhabited U.S.
The Pacific Remote Islands National Monument will comprise of areas with coral reef ecosystems that are home to sharks, endangered turtles and millions of seabirds off seven areas: Kingman Reef; Palmyra Atoll; Howland, Baker, and Jarvis Islands; and Johnston Atoll; and Wake Island.
In the central Pacific, they include the Line Islands, which extend nearly 2,000 miles and include Johnston Atoll; Howard, Baker and Jarvis Islands; Kingman Reef; Wake Island and Rose Atoll.