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  Encyclopedia: List of islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a list of islands of Norway.
This is a list of islands of Poland.
This is a list of islands of Portugal.
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 Station Information - List of islands
This is a list of islands in the world grouped by oceans, and continents.
List of islands of Indonesia, Islands of Indonesia
List of islands of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
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 Encyclopedia: Atlantic Ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bounded by the Americas on the west and Europe and Africa on the east, the Atlantic is linked to the Pacific Ocean by the Arctic Ocean on the north and the Drake Passage on the south.
Islands in the Atlantic Ocean include Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Rockall, Great Britain, Ireland, Fernando de Noronha, the Azores, the Madeira Islands, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands,Sao Tome e Principe, Newfoundland, Bermuda, the West Indies, Ascension, St.
The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south.
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 Faroe Islands article - Faroe Islands Faroese Atlantic Ocean Scotland Iceland Denmark 1948 British - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Faroe Islands (Faroese: Føroyar, meaning "Sheep Islands") are a group of islands in the north Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland.
Denmark retained possession of the Faroe Islands at the Treaty of Kiel in 1815.
The Faroe Islands are an island group consisting of 18 islands, off the coast of Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the north Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Iceland to Norway.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Faroe_Islands   (609 words)

 Don Macnaughtan - Lane Community College Library - Bibliography of the Ilhas Selvagens (Savage Islands), Northeast ...
Atlantic Islands, Madeira, the Azores and the Cape Verdes in the seventeenth century: commerce and navigation.
Bannerman, D. Birds of the Atlantic Islands: volume 1, a history of the birds of the Canary Islands and of the Salvages.
Neves, H. "Analysis of the vegetation of the Ilheu de Fora, Selvagens Islands." Symposium on fauna and flora of the Atlantic Islands, 1993.
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 Submarine hydrocarbons (from Atlantic Ocean) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A wealth of petroleum and natural gas lies under the continental shelves and slopes and the oceanic rises and plateaus of the Atlantic basin proper and portions of its marginal seas.
Its major subdivisions are the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, and the Arctic oceans.
With an area of about 64 million square miles (166 million square kilometers), it is twice the size of the Atlantic Ocean and occupies nearly a third of the surface of the Earth—more than the area of all the...
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 Ocean Isle Vacation Rentals and Ocean Isle Real Estate | Island Realty Vacations
Ocean Isle Beach, only seven miles long, is a place to relax, read, swim and enjoy your vacation.
Ocean Isle Beach is filled with plenty of sunshine from sunrise to sunset.
Near the island are some of the finest golf courses and restaurants on the Carolina Coast.
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 The Cayman Islands: Organizing your way there with cayman . org!
The Cayman Islands government has just issued a report (10 January 2005), completed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which was created at the request of the CI Government and made with the support of the United Nations Development Programme.
Because the eye of the storm never actually passed directly over the island, the winds lasted for hours and hours and hours with no interruption, simply changing direction as the storm passed by to the south heading WNW towards the western tip of Cuba.
Terms used by those on-island to describe the damage were 'total devastion', 'catastrophic', 'war zone', and many related stories of standing in their homes, in family groups, in waist- or chest- deep floodwaters for hours as a result of the massive storm surge.
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 The Orkneyingers' Saga - The Gold Scales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In cases where an island had no old name of its own, or when its ancient appellation was unknown, they gave it a new one of their own sometimes descriptive of its natural features, and sometimes taken from the name of a person.
This is one of the earliest of all the islands to be mentioned in the Saga, and in the old edition which is very imperfect in the beginning, it is the first of all mentioned.
The southern extremity of this part of the island forms the parish of Orphir or Orfir, the ancient Orfjara or Örfjara, the meaning of which is a flat or foreshore left bare at the ebb tide, a character which the coast still remains.
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 Ascension Island Internet Links - Administrator of Ascension Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Two Boats School is the only school on Ascension Island and caters for all children on the island between the ages of 5 and 15.
The major aims of the project include: assessing the current size of the Ascension Island green turtle population, the reproductive output of individual turtles, the sex ratio of hatchlings and identification of the feeding grounds of the turtles through the use of satellite transmitters.
Olivier Staiger is an astronomer and visited Ascension Island 19 - 25th April 1998 to witness and report on the double occultation of Jupiter and Venus by the moon.
www.ascension-island.gov.ac /ascension_links.htm   (1172 words)

 List of islands in the Caribbean - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
List of islands in the Caribbean - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This is a list of inhabited islands in the Caribbean.
The article about List of islands in the Caribbean contains information related to List of islands in the Caribbean and See also.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Caribbean_Islands   (69 words)

 List Of Islands Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
List of islands in the Sea of Crete
List of islands in the Sea of Marmara
List of islands of North and Central America
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 Highest lowest biggest smallest tallest deepest oldest youngest Continents Countries Cities Dependencies Deserts ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But without doubt it is the largest island on the planet, and when combined with Oceania, the smallest continent on Earth.
Numerous areas of the world (most often islands) are under the economic and military protection of another country.
Numbers shown are the population within the immediate surrounding area of the established border of the city, and also include the city limit population figures.
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 Atlantic ocean islands Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Atlantic Ocean Islands are great for when you're looking to get better at atlantic ocean islands for selfish purposes.
The South Sandwich Islands consist of a chain of eleven main islands that bend in an arc 240 miles...
Strait, and the northwestern Atlantic Ocean from February to August and have been spotted as far south as Bermuda and the Madeira Islands;
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 Biological resources (from Atlantic Ocean) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The great north-south extent, relatively broad areas of continental shelf, proportionally large runoff from land, and circulation patterns are all factors that have given the Atlantic a proliferation of plant (i.e., algae) and animal species that is second only to that of the Pacific among the world's oceans.
Unbroken by any other continental landmass, the Antarctic Ocean's narrowest constriction is the Drake Passage, 600 miles (1,000 km) wide, between South America and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
By far the smallest of the world's oceans, with an area of 5,440,000 square miles (14,090,000 square kilometers), the Arctic Ocean covers the northern polar region of the Earth.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-33298?tocId=33298   (860 words)

 Archipelago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands.
Archipelagoes usually occur in the open sea; less commonly a large land mass may neighbour them.
Archipelagos are often volcanic, forming along ocean ridges or hotspots, but there are many other processes involved in their construction, including erosion and deposition.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Archipelago   (249 words)

 Resources on the Atlantic Ocean from academic institutions
Ocean Crust Ages: Map of Oceanic Crust Ages in the Atlantic.
Topic 5: Atlantic circulation and thermohaline forcing: On the total geostrophic circulation of the North Atlantic Ocean: flow patterns, tracers and transports.
The Atlantic Ocean is home to one of the greatest ocean currents in the world, The Gulf Stream.
mongabay.org /conservation/Atlantic_Ocean.htm   (904 words)

 Islands in the Pacific Ocean - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These include the largest Pacific island, New Guinea, which is divided into the nation of Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands.
There are also many other islands located within the boundaries of the Pacific Ocean, but these are not considered part of Oceania.
These islands include the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador; the Aleutian Islands in Alaska; the Russian islands of Sakhalin and Kuril Islands; the island nation of Japan, which includes the Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan; the Philippines; the South China Sea Islands; and most of the islands of Indonesia.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Pacific_Islands   (229 words)

 Yachts .com Bahamas Yacht Charters
The archipelago of Abaco, with two major islands and six cays, is ideal for yachting; the entire area is noted for swimming, diving, and snorkeling.
Neighboring Harbour Island is styled in Georgian architecture and the Spanish Wells community in the north is known for fishing.
Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, the Exumas are recognized as the sailing capital of the Bahamas, with 365 cays that appeal greatly to yachters.
www.yachts.com /charters/Bahamas-Yacht-Charters.html   (407 words)

 SAHC The South Atlantic Humanities Center
Islands in the Caribbean; Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia on the mainland) is rich in humanities groups and sites.
H-South is the discussion list, within the H-Net framework, dealing with US South culture and history.
Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, seeks to "tell the story of the ocean and its relationship to humankind." Among its many exhibits is Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas.
sahc.lib.vt.edu /researchresources.html   (1275 words)

 ATLANTIC OCEAN TSUNAMI Wave ( Atlantic Tsunami Wave / Earthquake / Seismic Information )
Tsunami is a Japanese word translating as "harbor wave", now used across the world to refer to a series of waves caused by seismic activity travelling across the ocean with extremely long wavelengths (up to hundreds of miles between wave crests in the deep ocean).
In the Atlantic, Lisbon was hit by a 12-metre-high tsunami in 1775 and a 10-metre high tsunami hit the Azores in 1855.
Giant landslides at volcanic ocean islands and the mega-tsunami threat in the Atlantic Ocean
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Atlantic Ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, but larger than the Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean).
The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth world ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Atlantic Ocean south of 60 degrees south.
The Atlantic Ocean provides some of the world's most heavily trafficked sea routes, between and within the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/print/zh.html   (373 words)

Archipelagos are often volcanic, forming along ocean ridges or hot spots, but there are many other processes involved in their construction, including erosion and deposition.
The Venetian Dukes of Arcipelago ruled from Naxos, 1210 - 1566.
Aegean islands (the original use of the term)
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/archipelago.html   (193 words)

 Turks and Caicos Islands Information Directory - TCI Mall Turks Caicos Online Gateway
TCI Mall combines tourist travel information, island by island specifics, leisure activities and community news as well as an extensive list of business professionals found in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Turks and Caicos Islands is an Atlantic Ocean country of eight major islands and numerous uninhabited cays located 575 miles south of Miami and 39 miles southeast of the Bahamas, north of Dominican Republic and northeast of Cuba.
The Islands are protected by a government dedicated to preserving the islands' uncomplicated lifestyle and natural beauty.....
www.turksandcaicos.tc   (306 words)

 Orkney Islands on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1231, the islands passed to the Scottish earls of Angus on the death of the last Viking earl.
It became a possession of the Scottish crown in 1472 in trust for the undelivered dowry of Margaret of Norway on her marriage to James III (1469), but the Norse occupation left marked Scandinavian traces; islanders spoke Norn (a form of Norse) until the 18th cent.
The islands have become increasingly popular with tourists and are home to the St. Magnus music festival, founded by the composer Peter Maxwell Davies.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/O/OrkneyI1.asp   (604 words)

 Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An oasis of marine life in relatively barren, open ocean, the islands play a key role in the process of reproduction, dispersal and colonisation by marine organisms in the entire Tropical South Atlantic.
They represent a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic and their rich waters are extremely important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark, turtle and marine mammals.
The islands are home to the largest concentration of tropical seabirds in the Western Atlantic.
whc.unesco.org /sites/1000rev.htm   (398 words)

 The Ocean - Ocean news and guide
In 56 days she made a solo, unassisted crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, beating the previous women’s record by 25 days.
On December 2002, she rowed out into the open sea, leaving from Canary Islands and arriving in Guadeloupe 56 days later solo and without assistance, breaking the women’s record previously held by Tori Murden who made the crossing in 81 days.
Anne Quemere plans to row Atlantic W-E from Chatham (USA) to Brittany (France) in her new rowboat "Le Connetable" to become the first woman to row an ocean in both directions solo.
www.theoceans.net /story/WomantorowbothwaysarossAtlantiMar242004.shtml   (406 words)

 Spanish Abroad, Inc. - Geography, flora and fauna of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an island located in the Caribbean just to the east to the Dominican Republic.
Puerto Rico is a diverse island made up of moutains, rainforests, grasslands, and long beaches.
Puerto Rico's native frogs, known as coquís, are the beloved symbol of the island, though their presence is experienced much more through sound than sight.
www.spanishabroad.com /puertorico/countryguide/environment.htm   (394 words)

 List of islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
List of islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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The article about List of islands contains information related to List of islands, List of islands by continent, List of islands by ocean or sea, List of islands of Asia, List of islands of Europe, List of islands of North America and See also.
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