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Poisonous Fish Investigation.pdf
During the late 1940's and early 1950's, reports of fish poisoning from around the line islands and central Pacific became rampant. Scores of previously edible fish were now causing severe illness, and in some cases death. The Navy, acknowledging…

USXX-Vol23-Excerpt.pdf
For those not familiar, the US Exploring Expedition (USXX) was the first oceanic research expedition, and the most audacious of its time. It sought to explore, map, and catalogue the lands, creatures, and peoples living in the lesser known island…

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In 1979, a small group of government researchers and officials covertly flew to Palmyra on a classified mission to asses the feasibility of storing nuclear material on the atoll. The group encountered difficulties with their aircraft along the way,…

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In 1987, Dr. James Maragos helped convince the then owners of Palmyra, the Fullard-Leo family, to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to survey Palmyra, for a potential cleanup project to remove materials still left from the Naval occupation during…

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In 1998, Dr. James Maragos was part of a joint effort by the USFWS and Nature Conservancy to explore Palmyra as a possible nature preserve and adventure tourism site. While there they took a number of photographs of the coral and wildlife.

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This early issue of the Pacific Naturalist periodical was dedicated entirely to a study done on Palmyra under the title, " Changes in Palmyra Atoll and its Vegetation through the Activities of Man, 1913-1958". This collection features a series of…

Pacific_Naturalist_Vol_1_No_2_1959.pdf
Extensive report on the physical changes Palmyra has undergone since 1913, when one of the first extensive physical surveys of its shores, plants, and animal life was done. This report contains a wealth of information of general interest, describing…

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Dr. Zipser was the scientific coordinator for the Line Islands Experiment, a testament to his knowledge and skill, having received his doctorate just a few years prior. The LIE was formative in establishing his career, and he would go on to do be…

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Photos taken from the full report of the Line Islands Experiment, showing various activities on Palmyra and several diagrams.

Catalogue of Meterological Data-Excerpt.pdf
Project summary and data gathered during the line islands experiment during 1967. Includes general information on Palmyra, photographs and diagrams from the researchers stationed there, and a summary of the project data.
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