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Marine Life of Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean, (USA)

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Published by Natural World Press .
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Johnston Island and Sand Island were designated wildlife refuges in The US Navy took over the atoll in , and subsequently the US Air Force assumed control in The site was used for high-altitude nuclear tests in the s and s, and until late in the atoll was maintained as a storage and disposal site for chemical weapons. Final Cruise Report: Eyes Below the Surface: Mapping Johnston Atoll; Smith, J. (). Collaborative Seamount Studies in the Johnston Atoll Marine Monument. Oral Presentation, University of Hawaii seminar series, Honolulu, HI, USA. Smith, J. (). Geological Mapping of Seamounts and Other Features in the Pacific Marine Protected Areas.

The shallow waters and forest of Palmyra Atoll with the text, “Monument[al] Stepping Stones”. Photo by Kydd Pollock. Comprising some of the most isolated, oldest, and healthiest atolls, reefs, and islands, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (the Monument) is home to a vibrant underwater and terrestrial world. Although the Monument is pocketed around the central Pacific. Deep-sea octocorals: An ecosystem of their own Octocorals dominated the seafloor on Chris Mah's Okeanos mission to Johnston Atoll in the remote Pacific Ocean. (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Laulima O Ka Moana)Author: Chris Mah.

Location: Johnston Atoll is located in the central Pacific Ocean, nautical miles west-southwest of Honolulu, and is uninhabited, except for the four volunteers and one crew leader. Transportation to the atoll is in a 9-person aircraft. Volunteers will have the rare opportunity to live in this remote setting surrounded by abundant birds and sea life.   The entire atoll is artificial. In fact, other islands, Akau and Hikina, from ' to ' growth and built by dradging. The entire area was a nuclear and chemical weapons test site and a waste storage facility JACADS. Strangely, this area is also incorporated in in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.


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Today, Johnston Atoll is a Central Pacific Ocean of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), primarily for the protection of twelve species of migratory seabirds.

Additional site information and history Author: Phillip S. Lobel, Lisa K. Lobel, John E. Randall. The Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument is one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, encompassing seven national wildlife refuges on coral islands, reefs, and atolls.

The main objective of this expedition from August 25 to Septem is to collect deepwater baseline information to support science and management decisions in and around U.S. Rainfall is sparse, and there are no sources of fresh water.

Vegetation is limited to bunchgrass, herbs, and some Central Pacific Ocean palm trees. The surrounding waters are home to a large variety of fishes and to other marine animals such as green sea turtles; in addition, vast numbers of seabirds visit the islands. The military history of the atoll was reviewed in Lobel and Lobel ().

Photo-documentation of the coral reef biota of Johnston Atoll is detailed in the book “Marine Life of Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean” (Lobel, ).Author: Lisa K. Lobel, Lisa K. Lobel, Phillip S. Lobel. Johnston Atoll, one of the most isolated atolls in the world, is located in the central Pacific Ocean, between the Hawaiian Islands and the Line Islands.

The formation of Johnston Atoll began about 70 million years ago, when repeated submarine volcanic eruptions built up layer upon layer of basaltic lava from the floor of the ocean to its surface. marine life of the atoll. Today, Johnston Atoll provides an excellent example of how military operations can be compatible with the ecosystem and both can thrive together successfully.

This research for Johnston Atoll is a contribution by the Department of Defense (DoD) and supports the goals and objectives of Executive OrderAuthor: Phil Lobel, Elizabeth A Schreiber, Gary McCloskey, Leo O'Shea. Protecting a Monumental Area of the Pacific Ocean.

Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and six other national wildlife refuges are seemingly just dots near the equator of the Pacific Ocean, but upon a closer look these islands, reefs, and atolls are at the heart of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world.

Abstract: The marine biota of Johnston atoll was surveyed for non-indigenous species in June, with observations and collections made by investigators using Scuba. Eleven stations were surveyed, including sites at the Johnston Island pier, the north and south lagoon and the outer reef slope.

Free-ranging female grey reef sharks, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, were observed forming daily aggregations offshore Sand Island, Johnston Atoll between March and late May from to Daily water temperatures were recorded at the aggregation area from to The annual aggregation cycle did not coincide with maximum or minimum annual water by: The Johnston Atoll is a deserted 1,hectare (3,acre) atoll in the North Pacific Ocean located about nautical miles (1, km; mi) southwest of the island of Hawai'i and is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

The atoll, which is located on a coral reef platform, has four islands. Johnston (or Kalama) Island and Sand Island are both enlarged natural Government Type: Administered as a National Wildlife. Two of the atoll's islands are natural Islands (Johnston and Sand) and both of them were designated a U.S.

federal bird reserve in The other two islands i the atoll were man-made by dredging. Bymilitary dredge and fill operations had increased the size of Johnston Island to acres from its original 46 acres, and increased Sand. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is returning to the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to explore what lies in the deepwater ecosystems at Johnston Atoll.

Scientists will conduct daily remotely operated vehicle operations at depths between and 6, meters, as well as produce bathymetric and water column maps using the ship’s sonar systems.

Johnston Atoll Kalama Atoll. On 31 July the U.S. Army Chemical Activity Pacific retired its colors on Johnston Island. The unit's deactivation marked an end to 30 years of storing and.

The following islands form the basis of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: Baker Island, an atoll in the North Pacific Ocean 1, nautical miles (3, kilometres) southwest of Honolulu, coordinates, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The atoll has a total area of km², of which km² is land and km² is Administrator: Laura Beauregard, Superintendent.

BOOK Lobel, P. Marine Life of Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. Natural World Press, OR, pp. Johnston Atoll is completely isolated in the middle of the deep blue ocean and is a National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and it was once home to military operations.

Although the atoll had been occupied by the military from the s until the early s, the first oceanographic and marine biological studies. The military cleaned-up and departed the atoll in It is now included in the newly designated “Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument” established by President George W.

Bush on January 6, Information for this story was taken from Professor Lobel’s book: Marine Life of Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument is a group of unorganized, mostly unincorporated United States Pacific Island territories in the Central Pacific, managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States Department of the Interior.

Proclaimed a national monument on January 6, by U.S. President George W. Bush, the monument cov square miles .Johnston Atoll includes 4 islands and a small lagoon and is located at 16°45′N °31′W in the Central Pacific, about km ( nautical miles) south and slightly west of French Frigate Shoals (FFS) in the NWHI.

It is a National Wildlife Refuge under the USFWS and public access is by permit only; permits are usually issued for scientists and educators.Johnston Atoll and Wake Atoll are isolated and independent atolls in the North Pacific Ocean with a long history of military use.

These atolls are also frequently referred to by the name of their.