Clipperton Island

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CLIPPERTON ISLAND is one of the most isolated and at 2.3 square miles in size is one of the smallest islands in the Pacific Ocean. The nearest land is Mexico, about 600 miles away.


1905-1906. Eight participants were in the California Academy of Sciences expedition to the Galapagos in 1905-1906 aboard the Academy. Enroute to Ecuador, the expedition stopped and collected on the Baja California islands of: San Martin, San Geronimo, San Benito, Cedros, and Natividad, in addition to San Benedicto, Socorro and Clipperton islands.



  • 1962. Sachet, Marie-Helene Flora and Vegetation of Clipperton Island Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series, 31(10):249-307, 1962
[original in SCIF archives; separate]