Palmyra Atoll

If you pull out a map and stare right into the center of the Pacific, you'll find Palmyra. An US Naval Air Station during WWII and the backdrop of the Sea Wind murders, Palmyra Atoll consists of various islets, two lagoons, and extensive reefs now under the protection of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument declared by George W. Bush in 2009. Life teeming the vast Pacific waters converge on this pristine island, offering a rare glimpse into the planet's past and a living testament of the strength of life under one of the Earth's most unforgiving conditions.