Up until a few days ago East Island, an outlier on the northwest fringe of Hawaii, in a group known as the French Frigate Shoals, was mainly known as a wildlife refuge.
That was before it disappeared, submerged after the battering it took from a recent typhoon.
Anyone else reminded of Verne's Lincoln Island?
Here's a link.
current reading: Tolkien manuscripts, R. H. Benson's THE NECROMANCERS (a Charles Williams novel before there was Charles Williams, except rather better).