Shark Island, United States Virgin Islands

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Shark Island
Shark Island is located in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Shark Island
Shark Island
Location in the Caribbean
Shark Island is located in Caribbean
Shark Island
Shark Island
Shark Island (Caribbean)
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°20′14″N 64°50′41″W / 18.3373°N 64.8447°W / 18.3373; -64.8447Coordinates: 18°20′14″N 64°50′41″W / 18.3373°N 64.8447°W / 18.3373; -64.8447
Administration
Federal DepartmentU.S. Department of the Interior
Federal AgencyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
CapitalWashington, D.C.
LargestNew York City
PresidentDonald John Trump

Shark Island is a small rocky islet, located 0.3 miles (0.48 km) northeast of Prettyklip Point on Saint Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. Its elevation is 32 feet.[1] It is a colony for numerous species of seabirds,[2] and is also a popular scuba-diving destination in the USVI.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffes, Peter L. (2004). 2004 Atlantic Boating Almanac: Gulf of Mexico. ProStar Publications. Page 529. ISBN 9781577855125.
  2. ^ Evans, Peter G. H. (1990). Birds of the Eastern Caribbean. Macmillan Education. Page 138. ISBN 9780333521557.
  3. ^ Sullivan, George (1969). The Complete Book of Skin and Scuba Diving. Coward-McCann. Page 208.