volume 79, issue 34, P406-406 1998
DOI: 10.1029/98eo00312
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R. Showstack

Abstract: Species‐rich Caribbean island called a “mini‐Galapagos” From 1865 until 1899, the Navassa Phosphate Company of Baltimore, Maryland, mined about 800,000 tons of guano from the 2‐square mile Navassa Island. Since then, the rugged and uninhabited island, located 40 miles west of Haiti and administered by the Office of Insular Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), has attracted few visitors. Ham radio operators sometimes stop by to send messages from the out‐of‐the‐way locale, and on occasion, a s…

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