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a group of many islands in a large body of water

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In our archipelago, I believe that fossiliferous formations could be formed of sufficient thickness to last to an age, as distant in futurity as the secondary formations lie in the past, only during periods of subsidence.
It is, also, probable that each great period of subsidence would be interrupted by oscillations of level, and that slight climatal changes would intervene during such lengthy periods; and in these cases the inhabitants of the archipelago would have to migrate, and no closely consecutive record of their modifications could be preserved in any one formation.
Very many of the marine inhabitants of the archipelago now range thousands of miles beyond its confines; and analogy leads me to believe that it would be chiefly these far-ranging species which would oftenest produce new varieties; and the varieties would at first generally be local or confined to one place, but if possessed of any decided advantage, or when further modified and improved, they would slowly spread and supplant their parent-forms.
Even at this day, if the Malay Archipelago were converted into land, the tropical parts of the Indian Ocean would form a large and perfectly enclosed basin, in which any great group of marine animals might be multiplied; and here they would remain confined, until some of the species became adapted to a cooler climate, and were enabled to double the southern capes of Africa or Australia, and thus reach other and distant seas.
Here it is," replied Captain Nemo, showing me a map of the Archipelago.
The next day, the 16th of February, we left the basin which, between Rhodes and Alexandria, is reckoned about 1,500 fathoms in depth, and the Nautilus, passing some distance from Cerigo, quitted the Grecian Archipelago after having doubled Cape Matapan.
From Smyrna towards the Holy Land the course will lay through the Grecian Archipelago, close by the Isle of Patmos, along the coast of Asia, ancient Pamphylia, and the Isle of Cyprus.
He had originally been a petty eri, or chief; but, being of an intrepid and aspiring nature, he had risen in rank, and, availing himself of the superior advantages now afforded in navigation, had brought the whole archipelago in subjection to his arms.
A new reserve on the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands and on the lands of the water fund adjacent to the archipelago is being created to preserve the unique island ecosystems of the Russian Arctic, which are of great environmental and scientific importance.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday called on the government to look into buying locally made vessels for the 'disaster-prone' archipelago.
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto designated on Friday the Revillagigedo Archipelago, located some 390km southeast of the Baja California peninsula, as a national park.
To ensure its conservation, the government of the Republic and its president has taken the decision to turn the entire Revillagigedo Archipelago into a national park, which will be the largest in North America", said President Pena Nieto .
On 14 January 1881, Benjamin Leigh Smith, an English yachtsman and explorer, embarked upon his fifth Arctic expedition to Franz-Josef Land, an archipelago of 191 islands approximately 560 miles from the North Pole.
The project seeks to boost social and economic development in the Zanzibar Archipelago by improving the level of health care system to the public.
The presence of spinner dolphins in Fernando de Noronha Archipelago has been reported since 1556 (Silva-Jr.