Islands of Palmyra: Nature's Stronghold in the Pacific, March 2001 National Geographic Magazine

Palmyra Atol is a National Wildlife Refuge and one of the most diverse and spectacular coral reef systems in the world. Located between the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa, it is a nesting habitat for migratory seabirds and shorebirds. It is the only undeveloped and unpopulated wet atoll left in the tropical Pacific. with lush vegetation.

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Created 3 May 2009 | Last updated 4 Dec 2011

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