Marshal Islands

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Marshal Islands

  1. 1. Marshall Islands
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Click Picture: </li></ul><ul><li>http://screencast.com/t/vfdlzPUpbK </li></ul>
  3. 3. Latitude and Longitude <ul><li>Latitude: </li></ul><ul><li>7° 7'1.67&quot;N </li></ul><ul><li>Longitude: </li></ul><ul><li>171°28'18.02&quot;E </li></ul><ul><li>The Marshall Islands are located in what climate zone? </li></ul>Marshall Islands. [Map/Still]. Retrieved September 13, 2008, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition: http://school.eb.com/elementary/art-54963
  4. 4. <ul><li>More than 1,200 islands and islets in the central Pacific Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged in two parallel chains of atolls , which are clusters of small coral islands enclosing lagoons. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plants & Animals <ul><li>Infertile land </li></ul><ul><li>Palm trees and breadfruit trees </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Life: marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, dolphins, octopuses, and turtles </li></ul>Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19907278@N00/181507898/
  6. 6. People & Culture <ul><li>People are Micronesians- one of the three main groups of Pacific peoples </li></ul><ul><li>Official Languages: Marshallese & English </li></ul><ul><li>Most live on the Majuro Kwajalein atolls </li></ul>
  7. 7. Economy <ul><li>US: Missile Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Outer Islands: Fishing & Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Exports: Fish, Coconut Oil, & Shells </li></ul><ul><li>Imports: Food, Machinery, Manufactured Goods, & Fuels </li></ul>Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/68467272@N00/302904943/
  8. 8. References <ul><li>Marshall Islands. (2008). In Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 13, 2008, from Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition: http://school.eb.com/all/elementary/article?articleId=345739 </li></ul>

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