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Palmerston Island is the name of a coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean about 500 km northwest of Rarotonga. It was discovered by James Cook on June 16, 1774. Orders see Anthozoa Corals are gastrovascular marine cnidarians (phylum Cnidaria; class Anthozoa) existing as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically forming colonies of many individuals. ... Fanning Atoll (Tabuaeran) is a typical, small to moderate-sized atoll located in the central Pacific Ocean. ... Rarotonga Island from space, September 1994 A picture taken in Rarotonga. ... Jump to: navigation, search James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance, c. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1774 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

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The atoll is about 280 miles south of Suvarov Island, 360 miles southeast of Rose Atoll, 400 miles eastward of Niue Island, and 270 miles northwest of Rarotonga, from which it is administered.
He was married to a woman from Penrhyn Island, and he also left children by his wife's sister and a third Penrhyn woman.
The island is under the New Zealand Cook Islands Administration.
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