Refuge new home for Dolan

No electricity. No running water. No man-made structures.

Lisianski Island is not exactly hospitable to people hence its nickname, the loneliest island. In fact, the boat captain it is named for reportedly had a strong disliking for the roughly 380 acres of sand and scrub, and, he wrecked there twice.

Over the course of three seasons, marine biologist Brittany Dolan spent the equivalent of a year living in a tent with one other researcher on this far off strip of sand in the Pacific on a specialized federal permit. Their goal was to protect the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, one of only two monk seal species left on the planet.

Read the full article in the May 28 issue of Navarre Press.

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