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 Falkland Islands - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The islands are administered as a British crown colony with the capital at Stanley.
The British have long claimed the islands, based on probable discovery by the navigator John Davis in 1592; but they have been claimed and occupied at various times by Spain, France, and Argentina.
Near the Falklands, in one of the most stirring naval engagements of World War I, the British under Sir Frederick Sturdee destroyed (Dec. 8, 1914) a German squadron under Graf von Spee.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/f/falklandi1.asp   (487 words)

 the Near Islands - corfu on line.gr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The island is one huge olive grove, with the olive trees growing even on the seashores, giving the island its unique character.
Gaios is the capital, the center of commerce and culture, and the main port of the island.
Ozias is the oldest settlement on this island, with a population of 250.
www.corfuonline.gr /old/services/islands.asp   (2445 words)

 Aleutian History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The major island groups from east to west are the Fox Islands, the Islands of the Four Mountains, and the Andreanof, Rat, and Near islands.
The shores are rocky and worn by the surf, and the approaches are dangerous; the land rises abruptly from the coasts to steep, bold mountains.
In 1942 the Japanese invaded and occupied Attu and Kiska islands and relocated and interned the inhabitants.
www.hlswilliwaw.com /aleutians/Aleutians/html/aleutian-history.htm   (722 words)

 Lake Erie Islands
Rattlesnake Island, consisting of 85 acres, is located 2 miles northwest of Put-in-Bay, past Gibraltar Island.  Some claim the name was once covered with rattlesnakes, while others say the name is derived from the shape, with the two tiny islands off its western tip representing the rattles.  Today Rattlesnake is a privately owned resort.
Looking in a westerly direction, 15 miles distant, is West Sister Island.  Currently a National Wildlife Refuge and a haven for many species of shore birds, it was near West Sister that the Battle of Lake Erie came to an end, and American control of Michigan, northern Ohio, and the Old Northwest was assured.
Another Canadian neighbor is Pelee Island, just under 10 miles to the northeast.  At 36 square miles Pelee is by far the largest island in the lake, dwarfing Put-in-Bay's 2 square miles.  Pelee is primarily farming land, but is also a famous fishing resort, having been patronized by Presidents Cleveland, Harding and Taft.
www.nps.gov /pevi/HTML/islands.html   (356 words)

 Aleutian Islands
The Aleutians comprise four main groups: Fox Islands, nearest to the mainland, including Unimak, Unalaska, Umnak, and Akutan; Andreanof Islands, including Amlia, Atka, Adak, Kanaga, and Tanaga; Rat Islands, including Amchitka and Kiska; and Near Islands, the smallest and westernmost group, including Agattu and Attu.
The indigenous Aleuts were exploited by the Russian trappers and traders who, in search of sea otter, seal, and fox fur, established settlements on the islands in the late 18th and early 19th cent.
The islands were included in the Alaska purchase in 1867; after the purchase, the U.S. government forbade seal trapping except by Aleuts.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/us/A0803213.html   (383 words)

 Aleutian Islands - Attu
Attu is the largest (896 km²) member of the Near Islands group, situated at the western end of the Aleutian chain, 725 km east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East.
It is separated from the rest of the Near Islands (Agattu and the Semichi Islands) by the Agattu Strait, with Agattu being 35 km to the southeast.
The island, which has a mountainous interior rising to 860 m, measures 56 km in length (east to west) and is up to 32 km in width.
www.oceandots.com /pacific/aleutian/attu.htm   (113 words)

 Islands near Makassar- Sulawesi - Indonesia
This island is inhabited by a few families and its oval shaped area is about 300 x 600 meters, so it takes only a short stroll to see its complete coastline.
This island is located at the edge of the Spermonde shelf, pointing toward the deep sea.
At the south end of the island is a lighthouse which, in the evening, can be seen from the shore of Makassar.
www.forumms.com /islands.htm   (821 words)

 Japanese spy plane flies near islands disputed with S. Korea
TOKYO : Japan said Thursday one of its spy planes flew near a disputed island chain controlled by South Korea amid rising tension over the territorial row, but downplayed the incident.
The islets are uninhabited but are surrounded by choice fishing grounds some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Japan's Shimane and 215 kilometers (133 miles) east of South Korea's port city of Uljin.
The island issue has spoiled Tokyo-Seoul relations which had warmed in the past few years with South Korea -- unlike China -- largely putting on the backburner bitter memories of Japanese occupation in the early 20th century.
www.infowars.com /articles/world/japan_spy_plane_flies_near_dispted_sk_island.htm   (343 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Near   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Near East NEAR EAST [Near East] see Middle East.
Near Eastern religions NEAR EASTERN RELIGIONS [Near Eastern religions] see Middle Eastern religions.
Near Islands NEAR ISLANDS [Near Islands] see Aleutian Islands.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Near   (568 words)

 RedOrbit - Science - South Korea plans sea survey near disputed isles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is planning a nautical survey near islands at the center of a territorial fight with Japan, an official said on Tuesday, adding the survey had been scheduled before a recent flare-up over the outcrops.
South Korea's Ocean Research and Development Institute is planning to conduct a survey as early as May on the ecology near the islands and the geology of the seabed.
In a deal reached over the weekend, Japan agreed to call off a maritime survey of the seabed near the islands and Seoul said it would drop plans to register Korean names for undersea features near the islands at an international conference in June.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/481032/south_korea_plans_sea_survey_near_disputed_isles/index.html?source=r_science   (291 words)

 Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Another island, Buldir, is also in the "millionaire" class but is closed to the public to protect Steller sea lions.
Other, more accessible, islands host at least a quarter million nesting seabirds such as St. Lazaria near Sitka, the Barren Islands near Homer and Egg Island near Unalaska.
Horned puffins - The Chiswell Islands, Barren Islands, the Pribilofs
www.r7.fws.gov /nwr/akmar/viewing.htm   (326 words)

 Other Islands near Koh Samui
Once the haunt of sea-turtles, this small island north of Koh Samui with its quiet undisturbed beaches has become a magnet for those who really want to get away from it all and for divers who come to view the colourful coral beds.
The island is home to several families of Muslim fishermen who are slowly abandoning their villages in search of better opportunities elsewhere.
Some people ascribe this to an ancient curse, but it may be that the high-pitched emissions from the thousands of bats living in the island's caves are too much for canines to bear.
www.kosamui.com /other-islands/index.html   (426 words)

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AST, the center of Tropical Depression #5 was located near latitude 12.9 north, longitude 62.4 west, or about 155 miles southwest of Martinique, and about 455 miles south-southeast of San Juan, P.R. The depression is moving toward the west near 22 mph.
Although the center of the depression is moving away from the Windward Islands, rain bands trailing the center will be affecting the islands tonight, with heavy rains and wind gusts to tropical storm force in squalls.
All interests in the Windward Islands, as well as in Trinidad and Tobago should exercise caution until winds and seas subside.
www.11alive.com /news/news_article.aspx?storyid=83777   (228 words)

 Newsvine - 4 Africans Found Dead Near Spanish Islands
Some of in total 82 would-be immigrants rest in a tent after arriving at Playa de las Galletas on the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Spain, Friday, July 28, 2006, where three boats carrying a total of 270 migrants were intercepted by police over the past 24 hours.
Those who can be identified are sent back to their country of origin, or to the country from which they set sail if Spain has a repatriation agreement with it.
The European Union plans to launch maritime patrols around the islands and along Africa's west coast in the coming weeks to try to stem the flow.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2006/07/28/303637-4-africans-found-dead-near-spanish-islands   (571 words)

 Tropical Storm Forms Near Leeward Islands, Tropical Storm Chris Forms Near the Leeward Islands - CBS News
A tropical storm warning was posted for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin.
A tropical storm watch was issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
The storm was on track to pass over or near the northernmost Leeward Islands by early Wednesday, according to the hurricane center.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/08/01/ap/national/mainD8J7J20G0.shtml   (398 words)

 Aftershocks rock islands near epicentre - Asia Tsunami - www.smh.com.au
Rescue efforts have been hampered as nearly all the jetties in the Andaman and Nicobar islands have been demolished by the giant waves that rocked the islands in the Bay of Bengal.
But Bambooflat island is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Port Blair, capital of the Indian territory of more than 500 islands, yet no relief for the tsunami victims has arrived, leaving some 2,000 families angry and desperate for food and shelter.
India has so far denied international aid groups access to most of the island territory of Andaman and Nicobar and journalists have been denied permission to travel to the islands to independently assess the death and destruction.
www.smh.com.au /news/Asia-Tsunami/Aftershocks-rock-islands-near-epicentre/2005/01/02/1104601233434.html   (905 words)

 Orca whale watching: San Juan Islands kayaking Washington sea kayaking Seattle kayak San Juan Island tours, trips, ...
Our paddling routes through the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound vary with several factors: length of the expedition, anticipated weather and tidal currents, etc. All routes are designed to showcase the natural beauty and wildlife of the islands, and to visit the best whale habitats for orca whale watching.
The islands are situated quite far from the effects of ocean swells and surf.
The San Juan Islands are located in the northwest corner of Washington State, north of Puget Sound proper and at the eastern terminus of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
www.sea-quest-kayak.com /sea-kayaking-washington-kayak-seattle.htm   (2885 words)

 Islands.com | Bocas del Toro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This collection of 10 or so islands near the border with Costa Rica is one of the favorite stops for Panamanian tourists, but has been mostly ignored by the rest of the travel world.
Yet it has a lot going for it: warm, aqua-turquoise water (this is the Caribbean after all), some nice beaches (Bluff Beach on Colon is a favorite with both sunbathers and surfers) and reefs (in Admiral Bay) for snorkeling, and even some tropical rainforest with rewarding hikes and more than 300 bird species.
Serious snorkelers can explore a wall dive here near the cliff to about 45 feet and then relax on the small beach near the point.
www.islands.com /bocasdeltoro   (695 words)

 CDNN :: Scuba Divers Rescue Humpback Whale Near Farallon Islands
The whale was trapped in crab fishing gear near the Farallon Islands.
According to diver Jason Russey, the whale was caught in rope from at least a dozen traps.
The rescue team placed two divers at the surface near the whale's head and two divers descended to cut away the rope, which wrapped around the animal's pectoral fins and mouth.
www.cdnn.info /news/eco/e051213.html   (264 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Spain finds oil prospects near Canary Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Palomo said that although the discoveries would have been too deep to explore years ago, they are now well within the operating range of contemporary drilling rigs.
Repsol-YPF has been given the right by Spanish decree to explore up to 90 km (56 miles) of the Moroccan coast around the Canary Islands, although the company says its exploration plans are only in the very early stages.
Spain's Canary Islands are just 120 mm (75 miles) off the coast of Morocco and as such, the IEO announcement will intensify the maritime dispute between Madrid and Rabat, which in July saw Moroccan soldiers invade a tiny Mediterranean island, only to be ejected by armed Spanish troops within hours.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nte24854.htm   (215 words)

 australia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
From the tropical islands of the Queensland coast, the wildlife rich islands of the south, and the unique island cultures of north, Australia's islands offer a richly rewarding experience away from the bustle of the mainland.
Choose from coral cay islands on the Great Barrier Reef, explore the world's largest sand islands, surf, walk along kilometres of rolling beaches or unwind at a remote hideaway.
The southern isle also has islands of its own which offer abundant wildlife, convict history and world class produce.
www.australia.com /places_to_go/Islands/compute_url.aust?L=en&C=US   (380 words)

 Islands of Adventure Hotel near Enclave Suites in Orlando Florida
Enclave Suites is conveniently located in Orlando, one block from famous International Drive and 2 miles from Islands of Adventure.
The Orlando suites accommodations near Islands of Adventure will provide you and your family with a home-like environment.
Experience innovative thrills and unexpected adventures at Universal's Islands of Adventure Florida, where the most cutting-edge rides, attractions and interactive shows challenge every one of your senses.
www.enclavesuites.com /islands-of-adventure.htm   (333 words)

 ABC News: Quake Rocks Islands Near New Zealand
A powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit deep under the South Pacific late Tuesday near an uninhabited chain of islands north of New Zealand, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
A policeman in the east coast North Island town of Whakatane said he was sitting on a chair talking to the police communications center in the northern city of Auckland when it struck.
The quake was felt as far south as Christchurch on South Island.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1966843   (421 words)

 San Juan Islands Washington near Seattle Orca Whale Watching Trips and Boat Charters from Friday Harbor
Breath the fresh island air, take in the scenery, and experience the magnificence of seeing Orca Whales, Bald Eagles, Porpoises, Seals, Sea Birds and Sea Lions in their natural environment.
There is nothing quite as spectacular as the sight of a pod of Orca whales splashing and cavorting along the protected coastlines of the San Juan Islands.
A whale watching trip from Friday Harbor is the perfect choice for any vacation in the Pacific Northwest, and being near the Seattle area makes it a great day trip as well.
www.orcawhalewatch.com   (201 words)

 Channel Islands National Park
Comprised of five in a chain of eight southern California islands near Los Angeles, Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of
Comprised of five in a chain of eight southern California islands near Los Angeles, Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of nationally and internationally significant...
Kayaking California's Channel Islands National Park: Guided sea cave kayak trips are designed to be low rigor but high adventure to captivate both novice and expert kayakers alike.
www.friendsofthemadriver.com /channel-islands-national-park.html   (200 words)

 Magnitude 7.2 Quake Near Nicobar Islands Spawns Tsunami Alert - The Post Chronicle
A strong earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has hit India's Nicobar Islands on Sunday causing fearful residents of the region to flee their homes.
"The quake was felt in all the islands of the Andaman and Nicobar chain," according to Reuters, referring to the 550+ islands in the remote Indian Ocean chain that was devastated by last year's tsunami.
The Andaman and Nicobar islands are still reeling from December's quake and tsunami which killed nearly 4,000 people, with thousands still missing and presumed dead, according to official records.
www.postchronicle.com /news/breakingnews/printer_100166.shtml   (438 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - Russia investigates Japanese schooner incident near Kuril Islands
The schooner, Eiko Maru 78, was catching fish in the area in accordance with a 1998 agreement between Russia and Japan, when Russian officials stopped it 3.5 nautical miles from the Kunashir Island for checks Thursday, the ministry said.
The crew is currently held in a pre-trial detention center on the Kunashir Island.
Kunashir is one of the four islands that Japan calls its "northern territories" and seeks to retrieve as a condition of a peace agreement with Russia.
en.rian.ru /russia/20051104/41993366.html   (294 words)

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