Krusenstern Island (and similar names) is a place name honoring the Baltic German explorer Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770 – 1846). It was and sometimes still is used for a number of places in the Pacific Ocean:
- Ailuk in the Marshall Islands
- Little Diomede (Ignaluk) in the Diomede Islands
- Tikehau in the Tuamotus
- "Krusenstern Reef" was a phantom reef at ; it was deleted from maps after 1923
- "Krusenstern Islands" or "Krusenstern Reef" also was applied to islands in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Footnotes[change | change source]
- Murphy (1951): pp.17-18
References[change | change source]
- Murphy, Robert Cushman (1951): Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition 59: The populations of the Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus). American Museum Novitates 1512: 1-21. PDF fulltext
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