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This Flock 1 image, acquired on 12 May 2016, shows Kure Atoll, the northernmost coral atoll in the world, a former volcano, and the oldest part of the Hawaiian Island Chain still above water.

Kure Atoll is uninhabited, though there is a small unused runway on Green Island, which is visible in the lower-right corner of the image. This runway was established by the United States Coast Guard but is no longer in use.

While Green Island is no longer in use by people, it is home to a large number of aquatic fowl and the island and the atoll were made a wildlife sanctuary in 1981 and volunteers travel to the island for conservation efforts.

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Credit: Planet Labs Inc. 2016 - Additional editing and text by the eoPortal team

Kure Atoll


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