Island Archive

  • Jellyfish Tree Principle Facts   The reproductive components of the Jellyfish Tree’s female flower bear a strong resemblance to the tentacles of a jellyfish. They look like the snakes atop the […]

    Jellyfish Tree

    Jellyfish Tree Principle Facts   The reproductive components of the Jellyfish Tree’s female flower bear a strong resemblance to the tentacles of a jellyfish. They look like the snakes atop the […]

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  •   Tristan da Cunha holds several distinctions. It is not only the name of the lone island but it is also the collective name for an entire small archipelago! Doing […]

    Tristan da Cunha

      Tristan da Cunha holds several distinctions. It is not only the name of the lone island but it is also the collective name for an entire small archipelago! Doing […]

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  •   The distinctive Blue Footed Booby (don’t laugh at the name!) is a marine bird in the family Sullidae. The family holds a total of ten species of seabirds. Many […]

    Blue Footed Booby

      The distinctive Blue Footed Booby (don’t laugh at the name!) is a marine bird in the family Sullidae. The family holds a total of ten species of seabirds. Many […]

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  •   Mono Lake is a truly remarkable (and beautiful) lake in the Mono Basin, California. The geological processes behind its formation are sincerely fascinating! The Native Americans knew of the […]

    Mono Lake

      Mono Lake is a truly remarkable (and beautiful) lake in the Mono Basin, California. The geological processes behind its formation are sincerely fascinating! The Native Americans knew of the […]

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  • Avery Island is a unique geological site, with a decidedly “spicy” story. The entire inland island is really an enormous salt dome! But wait, there’s MORE! The location has (quite […]

    Avery Island

    Avery Island is a unique geological site, with a decidedly “spicy” story. The entire inland island is really an enormous salt dome! But wait, there’s MORE! The location has (quite […]

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  •   The Travellers Palm is a unique plant species endemic solely to the island of Madagascar. Here’s the “thing;” actually, the species is not even a true palm! The Travellers […]

    Travellers Palm

      The Travellers Palm is a unique plant species endemic solely to the island of Madagascar. Here’s the “thing;” actually, the species is not even a true palm! The Travellers […]

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  •   Ambrym Island is one of the most volcanically active islands on earth. Talk about being a “hot” place to visit! Can you imagine the incredible landscape? This volcanic powerhouse […]

    Ambrym Island

      Ambrym Island is one of the most volcanically active islands on earth. Talk about being a “hot” place to visit! Can you imagine the incredible landscape? This volcanic powerhouse […]

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  •   The Fossa is an extremely unique animal. The species actually seems to combine many of the physical characteristics of both felines and the mongoose family! Imagine encountering THAT combination […]

    Fossa

      The Fossa is an extremely unique animal. The species actually seems to combine many of the physical characteristics of both felines and the mongoose family! Imagine encountering THAT combination […]

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  •   The Acacia koa is a remarkable species of tree. It grows in volcanic soil (THAT is a tough tree!). In fact, in the Hawaiian language the name means “brave!” […]

    Acacia koa

      The Acacia koa is a remarkable species of tree. It grows in volcanic soil (THAT is a tough tree!). In fact, in the Hawaiian language the name means “brave!” […]

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  •   The extraordinary Mou Waho Island is actually an island in Lake Wanaka, on South Island, New Zealand, which itself is home to a lake with an island in it! […]

    Mou Waho Island

      The extraordinary Mou Waho Island is actually an island in Lake Wanaka, on South Island, New Zealand, which itself is home to a lake with an island in it! […]

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  •   Would you believe that tiny Kiawah Island possesses multiple types of environments? The island is virtually a geological, biological and botanical “sampler!” This beauty is a small island on […]

    Kiawah Island

      Would you believe that tiny Kiawah Island possesses multiple types of environments? The island is virtually a geological, biological and botanical “sampler!” This beauty is a small island on […]

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  •   Boracay is the name of a small island that constitutes part of  the Philippines. This geological and botanical marvel is located approximately 196 mi (315 km) south of Manila. […]

    Boracay

      Boracay is the name of a small island that constitutes part of  the Philippines. This geological and botanical marvel is located approximately 196 mi (315 km) south of Manila. […]

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  •   Bora Bora is a tropical island that is part of the Leeward group of the Society Islands. These are a part of French Polynesia, located in the Pacific Ocean. […]

    Bora Bora

      Bora Bora is a tropical island that is part of the Leeward group of the Society Islands. These are a part of French Polynesia, located in the Pacific Ocean. […]

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  •       Stromboli is a small island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is just off the northern coast of Sicily. The island of Stromboli contains one of the three active […]

    Stromboli

          Stromboli is a small island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is just off the northern coast of Sicily. The island of Stromboli contains one of the three active […]

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