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EYaleDawson.jpg
This photo shows noted botanist E. Yale Dawson studying samples on the Palmyra Atoll in 1958. This work would become the extensive published report, "Changes in Palmyra Atoll and its Vegetation through the Activities of Man". This work is perhaps the…

PalmyraClip1.mp4
This 30 minute documentary showcases the Waves Across the Pacific project. The brainchild of famed scientist Walter Munk, this series of oceanic observations proved waves could start anywhere on the planet, and travel thousands of miles, often…

bradner_seismic_summer excerpt.pdf
While traveling with the crew of the Dwyn Wen in 1963, as part of the Scripps Institutes study of seafloor seismology, Marge Bradner recorded her experiences of the voyage and the islands they visited.

This detailed and fascinating excerpt…

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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.

The…

scrippshistory.pdf
This excerpt comes from a collection of stories put together in 1993, as part of the Scripps Institute's 90th anniversary. Written Gordon Groves, it gives a brief, personal account of his experiences while stationed on Palmyra in 1963, during Gordon…
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