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  Admiralty Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Admiralty Islands are a group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago.
The larger islands in the group include Manus Island, Los Negros Island, Tong Island, Pak Island, Rambutyo Island, Lau Island, St Andrews Islands, Baluan Island, and Ndrova Island.
The substrate of the island is either directly volcanic or from uplifted coral limestone.
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Admiralty Islands lowland rain forests (AA0101)
The Admiralty Islands Lowland Rain Forests [AA0101] contain several endemic species, yet the biodiversity of these islands is still poorly known.
The Admiralty Islands are located just north of PNG in the southwest Pacific Ocean and are often grouped together with New Britain and New Ireland to make up the Bismarck Archipelago.
The vegetation of the Admiralty Islands is broadly described as lowland tropical rain forest.
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Admiralty Islands lowland rain forests (AA0101)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Admiralty Islands, a small group of islands just north of the mainland, are particularly isolated and remote.
The island group is considered the smallest and least populated province in Papua New Guinea.
Although some of the forests at the interior of the larger islands are still intact, the forests on many of the smaller islands have been converted to coconut plantations.
nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/aa/aa0101.html   (416 words)

  
 Admiralty Islands on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ADMIRALTY ISLANDS [Admiralty Islands] group of 40 volcanic islands, c.800 sq mi (2,070 sq km), SW Pacific, in the Bismarck Archipelago and part of Papua New Guinea.
Exploring the values at stake when environmental regulation meets admiralty: the framework that has enabled courts and legislatures to work together to prevent and control pollution should be nurtured and retained.
Recent developments in admiralty law in the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit.
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 Admiralty Islands --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The volcanic Manus Island (q.v.) constitutes the majority of its land area and is the site of Lorengau, the islands' principal settlement.
Measuring 50 by 20 miles (80 by 32 km) and having a total land area of 633 square miles (1,639 square km), the volcanic island is an extension of the Bismarck Archipelago.
The city is situated on an isthmus of the North Island that separates Waitemata and Manukau harbors.
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 CRUISING ADMIRALTY ISLANDS GUIDE illustrated guide for the Thousand Islands marinas anchorages Island, Aubrey , Mermaid ...
The primary access to the island is on the northeast face (2) and is a concrete structure with floating fingers.
the bays formed by the H shape of the island provide shelter from wake and have considerable dockage for the islands size.
The island is granite and quartzite and shows the wear of the ages since the glacial age with its ragged west end smoothing to the gentle roll to the waters edge.
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 ADMIRALTY ISLANDS - LoveToKnow Article on ADMIRALTY ISLANDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
, a group of about forty islands lying north of New Guinea, between i and 3 S., and 146 and 148 E., within the Bismarck Archipelago, belonging to Germany.
Most are of coral formation, but the hills of Manus are believed to be extinct volcanoes.
The islands were discovered by the Dutch in 1616, and visited in 1767 by Philip Carteret; but no landing seems to have been effected, owing to the surrounding reefs, until the arrival of the " Challenger " in 1875.
www.1911ency.org /A/AD/ADMIRALTY_ISLANDS.htm   (154 words)

  
 Gananoque to the Admiralty Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Admiralty Island group is located just off shore from Gananoque and makes a good choice for a leisurely paddle and picnic.
Many of the islands of the St. Lawrence were named by a British navy officer and commemorate people and ships of the War of 1812.
The Admiralty group is named after other naval officers and lords of the admiralty....
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 Admiralty Yacht Vacations - Caribbean Based, Crewed Charter Specialists
Begin in St. Thomas (US Virgins) or Tortola (British Virgins) or any other island, depending on your dreams and you can custom tailor your voyage to suit your mood, whether it be solitude on a deserted beach or barefoot reggae at Foxy's Bar.
Down Island to the Grenadines lie the beautiful islands of Anguila, St. Barts, Nevis, St. Kitts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada.
Once aboard your private yacht, you only need to relax, and enjoy the islands, inlets, and sandy cays on your voyage of a lifetime, on a fully crewed, all inclusive charter through the crystal clear waters of the sunny Caribbean.
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 Admiralties
An air base in the Admiralties would support the westward drive along the north coast of New Guinea and support Central Pacific advances by long-range air reconnaissance; the Admiralties would also provide a major naval base for the Fifth Fleet of the Central Pacific.
In mid-February 1944, New Zealand troops of Halsey's command took an air base on one of the Green Islands, east of Rabaul, and at the end of the month MacArthur's forces tightened the circle on Rabaul by landing in the Admiralty Islands.
These islands eventually provided two heavy bomber fields as well as two fields for carrier-type planes, and Seeadler Harbor was developed into one of the largest naval bases in the Pacific.
www.worldwar2history.info /Admiralties   (331 words)

  
 Dive St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with Admiralty Dive Center, Dive Sites
Cartanzar Sr.: A derelict freighter that was moved from Charlotte Amalie harbor and set near Buck Island Cove, was broken into three parts by hurricane Hugo and rolled into 45 feet of blue water.
Now a home to countless tropical fish, eels, rays and occasional sharks, it's a great dive for the novice to experienced diver.
Sea conditions and diver experience are always a consideration for your fun and safety.
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 Admiralty Islands
Admiralty Islands, group of 40 volcanic islands, c.800 sq mi (2,070 sq km), SW Pacific, in the
Bismarck Archipelago - Bismarck Archipelago, volcanic island group, 19,200 sq mi (49,730 sq km), SW Pacific, a part of...
Encyclopedia: Pacific Islands Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Pacific Islands Political Geography.
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 ADMIRALTY ISLANDS - Online Information article about ADMIRALTY ISLANDS
ADMIRALTY ISLANDS - Online Information article about ADMIRALTY ISLANDS
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The islands were discovered by the Dutch in 1616, and visited in 1767 by See also:
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 Diving St. Thomas Virgin Islands Diving Wreck Diving USVI Snorkeling & Scuba Diving Vacations St. Thomas Virgin ...
Admiralty Dive Center is a full service dive center centrally located at the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Hotel in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
Locally owned and operated by Marty and Portia Martinez since 1994, Admiralty Dive Center offers both PADI and NAUI instruction plus a "Discover Scuba" class.
Our dive and repair center carries a full line of scuba and snorkeling equipment, along with a rental department supplying quality gear for divers who prefer to "travel light".
www.admiraltydive.com   (165 words)

  
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Data about Manus Island (Admiralty Islands), Papua New Guinea:
The 5 digit city code for Manus Island (Admiralty Islands) is PGMAS.
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