This diesel-powered plant operated as part of Midway's submarine base from 1944. Generators were also used to supplement electrical power to meet Sand and Eastern Islands' growing electrical demand.
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During the breeding season, tropicbirds form a group of 2-20 birds and fly around one another, swinging their tail streamers from side to side for several minutes to attract the female bird. Their courtship displays are complex and consist of flying backwards, vertically, and in large, vertical circles.