Carondelet Reef

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Carondelet Reef
Location of Phoenix Islands
Location of Phoenix Islands
Summit depth1.8 metres
Location
Locationcentral Pacific Ocean
GroupPhoenix Islands
Coordinates05°34′S 173°51′W / 5.567°S 173.850°W / -5.567; -173.850Coordinates: 05°34′S 173°51′W / 5.567°S 173.850°W / -5.567; -173.850
CountryKiribati
Geology
TypeReef
History
Discovery date1899
Carondelet Reef at south of Phoenix group

Carondelet Reef is a horseshoe-shaped reef of the Phoenix Islands, also known as the Rawaki Islands, in the Republic of Kiribati. It is located 106 km southeast of Nikumaroro, at 05°34′S 173°51′W / 5.567°S 173.850°W / -5.567; -173.850, and has a least depth of 1.8 meters. It is reported to be approximately 1.5 km in length.[1] The sea occasionally breaks over it.

History and Name[edit]

Carondelet Reef was named after the vessel which reported it in about 1899.[2]

The multiple positions of Winslow Reef, mentioned by Robert Louis Stevenson, may have been due to confusing the position of Carondelet Reef with Winslow Reef.

Status[edit]

The reef is part of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area as an underwater nature reserve.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Pearson; Jonathan Willis-Richards. "Islands of Kiribati". Archived from the original on 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  2. ^ W. J. L. Wharton (May 26, 1903). "Notices to Mariners". London Gazette. London. Retrieved 2015-12-27.

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