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 List of artificial islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of several artificial or man-made islands.
The Palm Islands (The Palm, Jumeirah, The Palm, Jebel Ali, and The Palm, Deira), under construction as of 2005.
Barro Colorado Island, a former hilltop in the Panama Canal Zone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_artificial_islands   (370 words)

 Introduced mammals on Western Australian islands: Information in excel file   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Database 1 is worksheet "all WA islands > 20 ha" in Microsoft Excel file 'WA islands 1.xls' and is a list of all marine islands and some estuarine islands in Western Australia with an area of equal to or greater than 20 ha.
Islands that have not been officially named are shown as 'unnamed' with information provided in brackets to aid their location.
This worksheet provides information on archipelagos and island groups ('group', with a lower case 'g', is used for unnamed archipelagos; however, note that the three island Groups within the Houtman Abrolhos are officially-named Groups) where islands occur at distances apart of less than 3 km.
www.deh.gov.au /biodiversity/invasive/publications/wa-islands/information.html   (1891 words)

In the case of islands situated on atolls or of islands having fringing reefs, the baseline for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea is the seaward low-water line of the reef, as shown by the appropriate symbol on charts officially recognized by the coastal State.
The baselines for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea determined in accordance with articles 7, 9 and 10, or the limits derived therefrom, and the lines of delimitation drawn in accordance with articles 12 and 15 shall be shown on charts of a scale or scales adequate for ascertaining their position.
Artificial islands, installations and structures and the safety zones around them may not be established where interference may be caused to the use of recognized sea lanes essential to international navigation.
www.univie.ac.at /RI/KONTERM/intlaw/konterm/vrkon_en/html/doku/unclos.htm   (10009 words)

 hawar islands whs nomination
The islands of Hawar have escaped such interferences and development due to a complete lack of surface or aquifer water ensuring that human influences despite widespread evidence of anthropological activities across the Islands remained at a minimal subsistence level.
The islands are littered with the physical and extensive remains of many surprisingly sophisticated surface water collecting systems, the age and origins of which have yet to be determined.
Adding to the stark contrast of the eastern side of the Island dominated as it is by heavily weathered overhanging cliffs, escapements and isolated mesa and in the lee of the protruding headlands separated from the sea by extensive coastal subkhas and algal covered mudflats.
www.hawar-islands.com /Hawar_application.htm   (9342 words)

 Islands of Rio de Janeiro
This small island next to Ilhas das Cobras is where the strange green gothic castle is, on the bay near the center of town is. In that building was held the last ball of the Empire, just before Dom Pedro was thrown out and Brazil became a republic.
This island, on which for a long time there was a fort, has been connected to the mainland by an artificial sandbank, on a foundation of granite rocks and by a bridge.
The island of Lage, about 100 metres long by 60 meters wide, in the middle of the entrance to the bay, is occupied by a fort.
www.brazilbrazil.com /islands.html   (3503 words)

 List of islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of islands in the East China Sea
List of islands in the Sea of Crete
List of islands in the Sea of Marmara
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands   (227 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Recreation : Travel : Guides and Directories [3] : Beaches and Islands
Continental islands are bodies of land that are connected by the continental shelf to a continent.
The southernmost chain is the Austral Islands, with its northerly trending part the atolls in the nation of Tuvalu.
An atoll is an island formed from a coral reef that has grown on an eroded and submerged volcanic island.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Recreation-Travel/Guides_Directories-Beaches_Islands.shtml   (3264 words)

 NOAA Ocean Explorer: Islands in the Stream Mission Plan
Islands in the Stream is a three-month scientific expedition to marine protected areas and other habitats being considered for protection from offshore of Belize in Central America to North Carolina’s continental shelf.
"Islands” are the coral reefs and hard-bottom (also called “hard substrate”) biological communities found along the course of a massive “stream” of ocean currents connecting the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the western Atlantic off North America.
The South Atlantic Bight Expedition of Islands in the Stream is a cooperative venture between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI) of Fort Pierce, FL, and numerous state agencies and university scientists.
www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov /explorations/islands01/background/plan/plan.html   (2206 words)

 Louisiana Barrier Islands: A Vanishing Resource - USGS Fact Sheet
Although there is little human habitation on these islands, their erosion may have a severe impact on the environment landward of the barriers.
Recent USGS work indicates that rapid relative sea-level rise is not the primary cause of erosion of the barrier islands.
Until this USGS study was undertaken, environmental managers thought that the principal cause of barrier island erosion was rising sea level.
pubs.usgs.gov /fs/barrier-islands   (823 words)

 List of islands: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Denmark has 405 named islands, of which 82 are inhabited.
Phantom Islands - (mythical islands believed at one time, to be real)
Artificial Islands[?] -(islands created by humans, where once was sea)
www.encyclopedian.com /is/Islands-of-the-world.html   (358 words)

 Cheju Islands, Korea, 1997 Meeting
The 6th meeting of the FIPA standards group was held in the Cheju Islands, Korea from 23-27 June, 1997 at the kind invitation of ERTI and KAIST.
The resolutions and attendance list of this meeting are available.
Due to privacy issues the meeting attendance list is only accessible to FIPA Members.
standards.computer.org /fipa/activities/cheju1997.html   (51 words)

 Montana inventor says floating islands will clean pollution
The islands, acting as a sort of floating filter, are designed to improve water quality with plants that suck up excess nutrients.
The islands are made differently because they're meant to be versatile and functional nearly anywhere on the planet where there's water.
He's dreaming of floating islands that could buffer the effects of hurricanes and larger ones that could take in excess carbon dioxide that is warming the planet.
www.freenewmexican.com /news/46172.html   (1341 words)

 Bird Listing Rules ~ Resources ~ American Birding Association
The five ABA Listing Rules should define what is countable in the vast majority of circumstances.
The taxonomic status of a bird as a full species and thus its countability, is determined by the standard for the list on which the bird is to be counted.
In any situation for any list, a species may not be counted if the attempts to see or hear the bird are in violation of the ethical provisions of Rule 5.
www.americanbirding.org /resources/reslistru2.htm   (1911 words)

 Global Islands Network - the primary source of news about islands worldwide
SAO TOME, 22 December 2006 (BBC) - A cafe on the island of Sao Tome off Africa's west coast relies on its famed aphrodisiac cocktail to pull in punters during the festive season.
STONE TOWN, Zanzibar, 18 December 2006 (IRIN) - Environmentalists in Tanzania's semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar say lack of awareness and negligence have greatly hindered efforts to protect the environment, which is now threatened by soil erosion, deforestation and pollution.
TEHRAN, Iran, 25 November 2006 (Persian Journal) - Artificial islands are appearing in the Persian Gulf and some states are planning to expand their territories by establishing more.
www.globalislands.net /news/newsdesk.php?newstype=Weekly&mfxsr=8   (2371 words)

 Mailing Lists | Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
BEEBR - Brazilian mailing list on which diverse subjects on bees are discussed (pollination, beekeeping, ecology of stingless bees, euglossine bees and honeybees, etc)
INVERTS-L - The INVERTS-L list is intended to allow more effient communication among taxonomists and collectors interested in specimens and/or identification of invertebrates in Hawaii.
List is to ask for probes, offer resources to share, request technical advice, warn of problems encountered, post news and results, advertise positions available
www.ent.iastate.edu /list/directory/94/vid/4   (1352 words)

 Arab island resorts are reshaping geography - World News - MSNBC.com
Environmentalists say some of the millions of tons of sand and rock dropped on the seabed have buried coral reefs and oyster beds and contributed to the decline of fish stocks and turtles.
The island's 17 fronds, some more than a mile long, are now crammed with half-built houses facing the beachfronts.
The cachet of Nakheel's man-made islands already has been eclipsed by plans for a far larger project, the Dubai Waterfront, which will reconfigure Dubai's last stretch of undeveloped seashore with a city of 400,000 on manmade islands and canals.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7051051   (1280 words)

 NASA - Urban Heat Islands Make Cities Greener
Zhang added that urban heat islands provide a very good model to assess the effects of global warming on plant growing seasons and ecosystems.
Similarly, in urban heat island areas, the growing season lasted eight days longer in the fall than the rural areas.
The researchers found that the effect urban heat islands have on plants' growing seasons is exponentially weaker the further away from the city one travels.
www.nasa.gov /home/hqnews/2004/jul/HQ_04247_urban_islands.html   (646 words)

 Lake Erie Island Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Also, Johnson Island is really in Sandusky Bay and not in Lake Erie, but is normally included in a list of the Lake Erie Islands.
Long Point Island (Ontario) - This was a separate island in the middle of the nineteenth century, as shown on numerous maps of the period, but is now connected to the mainland at Long Point, near Port Rowan and Port Dover.
This little island is northeast of East Sister Island, and therefore not visible from Middle Bass Island.
www.middlebass2.org /LakeErieIslands.shtml   (1884 words)

The scene is the Baptiste Collette Bird Islands, landforms created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
“This island is an excellent example of beneficial use of dredged material,” Hamilton said.
The brown pelican has been removed from the endangered species list in Florida and Alabama, but is still listed as endangered in the remainder of the Gulf region as well as in California,” Frugé said.
www.mvn.usace.army.mil /pao/releases/pelicans3.htm   (1037 words)

 Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Looking at the TV listings in the newspaper, it seems that Malaysia takes their TV ratings seriously: "U"=general viewing for all ages, "18SG"=for 18+ with non- excessive violent/horrifying scenes, "18SX"=for 18+ with non-excessive sex scenes, "18PA"=for 18+ with political/religious/counter-culture elements, and "18PL"=for 18+ with a combination of two or more elements.
With a list of passengers, the stewardesses walked through the aisles asking people their names as they tried to figure out who was missing.
After turning around for the water off Robben Island, a new announcement was made that we'd slowly be heading back to J Berth at the Cape Town docks and would go back to port.
www.nausicaa.net /~lgreenf/islands.htm   (20224 words)

 Gulf Islands National Seashore - Boating (U.S. National Park Service)
To ensure a safe boating trip to any part of Gulf Islands National Seashore, make sure you are familiar with boating safety regulations for Mississippi and Florida or visit the United States Coast Guard Boating Safety Webpage.
Inland water boats such as bass boats or pontoon boats are not suitable for travel to the islands.
Float plan information should include where you are going (which island and a specific location), when you are going, who is with you, when you will be back and who to contact if you don’t come back in time.
www.nps.gov /guis/planyourvisit/boating.htm   (413 words)

 IngentaConnect Artificial floating islands for nesting Black-throated Divers Gav...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Artificial floating islands for nesting Black-throated Divers Gavia arctica in Scotland: construction, use and effect on breeding success
Sixty-three artificial floating islands (rafts) were sited at Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica territories in Scotland, the majority during 1992–95.
Rafts were mainly 2.4 m × 3.6 m platforms made of polystyrene blocks on a wooden frame, covered with growing turf.
www.ingentaconnect.com /content/bto/bird/2000/00000047/00000002/472165   (258 words)

 Best mailing lists on the Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In an attempt to build bridges between the somewhat isolated islands of wisdom in cyberspace, I have compiled a selected list of about 100 Internet mailing list descriptions, contact addresses and related data that I consider likely to be of interest to any sufficiently intelligent person.
I recommend you to look into the full ASCII version of this guide for more detailed descriptions of publicly advertised interesting mailing lists as well as info on many lists that are not publicly advertised.
A list of mailing lists that are run for free (with commercial ads at ther end of each message) can be found at www.onelist.com You can also use this service to start your own mailing list.
www.lucifer.com /~sasha/lists.html   (547 words)

 Amazon.com: Islands in the Net: Books: Bruce Sterling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bruce Sterling's 1988 book, Islands in the Net, is a thrilling blend of high tech and low humanity.
The glue that binds together this world of data pirates, mercenaries, nanotechnology, weaponry, and post-millennial voodoo is the global electronic net.
Islands in the net is a laborous read that I wouldn't repeat.
www.amazon.com /Islands-Net-Bruce-Sterling/dp/0441374239   (2006 words)

CAVEAT: This is a list of cavity-nesting birds that breed somewhere (even if only occasionally) in Australia and its territories (including Australian subantarctic islands and the Australian-claimed part of Antarctica).
However, birds that nest in caves, beneath overhangs, in large artifical spaces (such as warehouses) and those that build their own cavities out of grass (such as some of the finches) or mud (such as the Fairy Martin) are not included.
This list has been kindly contributed by Hugo Phillipps.
www.dartmouth.edu /~cavnet/Australia.html   (184 words)

 Auki Lodge, Hotel on Malaita in the Solomon Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Here, on small man-made coral islands, little has changed over the centuries for these people who worship sharks as their deity.
Similar to the Langa Langa, the Lau also dwell on artificial islands built from coral blocks gathered from the reefs hundreds of years ago.
About 30km long, the Lau Lagoon contains more than sixty artificial islands stretching from the shallowsbetween Uruuru and Maana'oba to Lolowai, the north southerly artificial land form.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /solomon_islands/hotels/auki_lodge.html   (455 words)

 Earth Island Institute: Conservation, Preservation, Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Island Packet Dancing up a sweat Local nonprofit be accompanied by early films of Coney Island Hawaii (island) is a volcanic island.
1 Continental islands List of fictional islands List of islands by population of New York.
Island nation List of artificial islands List of divided islands is Island County?
island.hotelrestreview.net /first.html   (1808 words)

 PADI Travel Network - News
The project is to be completed over the next five years, adding to the already existing beauty of Cayman’s natural reefs and walls, in addition to the various shipwrecks that exist in the Cayman Islands today.
This project will rejuvenate the tourism industry in our islands and is one of several projects we are undertaking to ensure that the Cayman Islands remain on top of the list of world-class holiday destinations.
Representatives from the Cayman Islands tourism sector, the Department of Environment and the British Columbia Artificial Reef Society will be participating in this initial negotiating process in Mexico and Cuba.
www.padi.com /english/common/travel/destinations/ads/caymanislands/articles/shipwrecks   (388 words)

 AmphibiaWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For Red List information on this species, see the threat category on the Global Amphibian Assessment Web site.
Reproduction for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holders.
To obtain permission, please contact the IUCN Red List Office (red-list@ssc-uk.org).
amphibiaweb.org /cgi-bin/amphib_query?query_src=aw_lists_genera_&table=amphib&where-genus=Leptodactylus&where-species=albilabris   (311 words)

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