< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2011 | 04
657 New Islands Discovered
- "The researchers identified a total of 2,149 barrier islands worldwide using satellite images, topographical maps and navigational charts. The new total is significantly higher than the 1,492 islands identified in a 2001 survey conducted without the aid of publicly available satellite imagery." - excerpt from this article. The study was published in the March edition of the Journal of Coastal Research.
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