Pearl and Hermes Atoll lies about 216 nautical miles (400 km) east-southeast of Midway Atoll and approximately 1,080 nautical miles (2,000 km) northwest of Honolulu. It is a huge oval coral reef within several internal reefs. It is the second largest (about 1,166 km2 to depths of 100 meters) among the six atolls in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. (Original source and more information: NOAA National Ocean Service Image Gallery)

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