Admiral Chester Nimitz visited Midway on May 2, 1942, to present awards and for an informal inspection, including the bunker featured in the photo.
The bunker along the south shore is the only one remaining and over the years has been altered to its present condition. It now has a concrete front and the sand bags are no longer part of the structure. Photo credit U.S. Navy
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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.