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The bristle-thighed curlew is a medium-sized shorebird that breeds in Alaska and winters on tropical Pacific islands.

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    Palmyra

    Palmyra Atoll lies about halfway between Hawai‘i and American Samoa. The Atoll's native vegetation is lush, supporting one of the largest remaining undisturbed stands of Pisonia beach forest in the Pacific, including native varieties of ferns and shrubs. Palmyra's rich intertidal sand- and mudflats provide attractive resting and feeding grounds for migratory seabirds and shorebirds.

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    Coral reef garden

    Palmyra consists of a circular string of about 50 islets nestled among several lagoons and encircled by 15,000 acres of shallow turquoise reefs and deep blue submerged reefs. It is the northernmost atoll in the Line Islands in the equatorial Pacific.

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  • Scenic Palmyra A photo gallery of landscapes on Palmyra Atoll
  • Hui Feng A photo gallery of shipwreck Hui Feng
  • Rust Island A photo gallery of shipwreck Rust Island
  • On The Reef Video and photos of some reef life around the atoll
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016
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