French Frigate Shoals Update

Friday, 28th April 2006 by

A year ago today we posted about a Giant Alien Dolphin in the Pacific Ocean. It turned out that this was actually a group of islands known as French Frigate Shoals, which has since received a small image update on Google Maps. Although there’s still not very high-res imagery, you can now more clearly see the islands, and they no longer look like a giant alien dolphin.

Now they look like an embryonic earth-dwelling dolphin :-D

The islands consist of a 20-mile long crescent-shaped reef with twelve sandbars, and other than the numerous plant, bird and marine life, they’re currently inhabited by a total of 2 biologists.

More on French Frigate Shoals at Wikipedia.

P.S. You can always see what we posted a year ago by using the “one year ago today…” feature in the sidebar.