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Remains of a guano tramway on Jarvis Island, looking west with 125-year-old heaps of mined but never-shipped guano in the background near the day beacon

Remains of a guano tramway on Jarvis Island, looking west with 125-year-old heaps of mined but never-shipped guano in the background near the day beacon

This shows you Jarvis Island's position relative to Hawaii.

This shows you Jarvis Island's position relative to Hawaii.

Jarvis Island. A coral island is the result of an atoll whose lagoon has dried up or been filled in with coral sand and detritus. This state is typically the last in the life cycle of an island, the first being volcanic and the second being an atoll. Most of the world’s coral islands are in the Pacific Ocean. The American territories of Jarvis Island is clear examples of coral islands.

Jarvis Island. A coral island is the result of an atoll whose lagoon has dried up or been filled in with coral sand and detritus. This state is typically the last in the life cycle of an island, the first being volcanic and the second being an atoll. Most of the world’s coral islands are in the Pacific Ocean. The American territories of Jarvis Island is clear examples of coral islands.

Western shore of Jarvis Island with day beacon at the site of Millersville in October 2003

Western shore of Jarvis Island with day beacon at the site of Millersville in October 2003

The Jarvis Island sign at dusk.

The Jarvis Island sign at dusk.

Baker Island Flag~The island is an American territory, and therefore uses the flag of the United States.

Baker Island Flag~The island is an American territory, and therefore uses the flag of the United States.

Pacific Remote Islands protection not just a drop in the ocean  | This fall, President Obama signed a proclamation that created the biggest marine reserve in the world. By extending the protective boundaries around Wake Island, Jarvis Island and Johnston Atoll from 50 to 200 nautical miles, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument netted a six-fold increase in area.

Pacific Remote Islands protection not just a drop in the ocean | This fall, President Obama signed a proclamation that created the biggest marine reserve in the world. By extending the protective boundaries around Wake Island, Jarvis Island and Johnston Atoll from 50 to 200 nautical miles, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument netted a six-fold increase in area.

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