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Bismarck Archipelago


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  • proper n. A group of islands off the coast of New Guinea.

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  • n. a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea


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  • The narrow Vitiaz Strait separates the Huon Peninsula of northeastern New Guinea from the island chain known as the Bismarck Archipelago, which is dominated by two islands: New Britain and New Ireland (both exceed 400 kilometers (km) in length).

    New Britain-New Ireland montane rain forests

  • Our vessel, the _Metaris_, had been for two months cruising among the islands of what is now known as the Bismarck Archipelago, in the

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • Wuvulu Island, located just off the western coastline of the island of Papua New Guinea, is part of the Bismarck Archipelago, a name that reflects nineteenth-century German colonial ambitions.

    One From The Hart

  • There is little doubt that the Bismarck Archipelago contains undescribed birds, especially at higher elevations in the Hans Meyer, Nakanai, Baining, and Whiteman ranges.

    New Britain-New Ireland montane rain forests

  • Despite the close proximity of the Bismarck Archipelago to New Guinea and the existence of small islands that appear to be the remnants of a land bridge, the island archipelago was never connected to the mainland.

    New Britain-New Ireland montane rain forests

  • The atolls of Ontong Java, which are also part of this ecoregion, qualify as a Secondary Area because they provide habitat for an additional species, the atoll starling (Aplonis feadensis), which is also found off of small islands in the Bismarck Archipelago.

    Solomon Islands rain forests

  • Over a millennium, through long-range canoe voyages, their distinctive pottery was distributed throughout the Pacific at sites from the Bismarck Archipelago in eastern Papua New Guinea to Samoa.

    East Rennell, Solomon Islands

  • There is a clear difference between the mammalian faunas of the Solomon Islands and the Bismarck Archipelago and richer New Guinea to the west.

    Solomon Islands rain forests

  • The two main islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, New Ireland and New Britain, are mountainous, with peaks exceeding 2,000 meters.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • There is a distinct break in floristic compositions with the nearby Bismarck Archipelago to the west, corresponding with the New Britain Trench that separates the submarine platforms.

    Solomon Islands rain forests


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