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For human anatomy, see Islets of Langerhans
Islets of Langerhans
The islets of Langerhans are the regions of the pancreas that contain its endocrine cells. Discovered in 1869 by German pathological anatomist Paul Langerhans at the age of 22, the islets of Langerhans constitute approximately 1 to 2% of the mass of the pancreas...


An islet is a very small island
Island
An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, cays or keys. An island in a river or lake may be called an eyot , or holm...

.

Types


As suggested by its origin as islette, an Old French
Old French
Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories that span roughly the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from the 9th century to the 14th century...

 diminutive
Diminutive
In language structure, a diminutive, or diminutive form , is a formation of a word used to convey a slight degree of the root meaning, smallness of the object or quality named, encapsulation, intimacy, or endearment...

 of "isle", use of the term implies small size, but little attention is given to drawing an upper limit on its applicability.
  • Rock - A "rock", in the sense of a type of islet, is a landform composed of rock
    Rock (geology)
    In geology, rock or stone is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of minerals and/or mineraloids.The Earth's outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock. In general rocks are of three types, namely, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic...

    , lying offshore, uninhabited, and having at most minimal vegetation.
  • Sandbar - An exposed sandbar
    Bar (landform)
    A shoal, sandbar , or gravelbar is a somewhat linear landform within or extending into a body of water, typically composed of sand, silt or small pebbles. A spit or sandspit is a type of shoal...

     is another type of islet.
  • Sea stack - A thin, vertical landform jutting out of a body of water.
  • Subsidiary islets - A more technical application is to small land features, isolated by water, lying off the shore of a larger island. Likewise, any emergent land in an atoll
    Atoll
    An atoll is a coral island that encircles a lagoon partially or completely.- Usage :The word atoll comes from the Dhivehi word atholhu OED...

     is also called an islet.
    • Tidal island
      Tidal island
      A tidal island is a piece of land that is connected to the mainland by a natural or man-made causeway that is exposed at low tide and submerged at high tide. Because of the mystique surrounding tidal islands many of them have been sites of religious worship, such as Mont Saint Michel with its...

      - Often small islands (not necessarily always islets) which lie off the mainland of an area, being connected to it in low tide and isolated in high tide.
  • River island
    River Island
    River Island is one of Britain's best known high street fashion brands and can be found in most cities across the UK. The brand also has stores in Singapore, Turkey, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the Middle East.-History:...

    - A small islet within the current of a river.
    • Ait
      Ait
      An ait is a small island. It is especially used to refer to islands found on the River Thames and its tributaries in England....

       or eyot
      - A term for river islands that occur within the River Thames
      River Thames
      The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom. While it is best known because its lower reaches flow through central London, the river flows alongside several other towns and cities, including Oxford,...

       in England.

Synonymous terms


  • Holm or Holmen is a common suffix too in Nordic
    Nordic countries
    The Nordic countries make up a region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and their associated territories, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland...

     and northern European countries ("holme" means "islet" in Danish
    Danish language
    Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark. It is also spoken by 50,000 Germans of Danish ethnicity in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds the status of minority language...

    , Norwegian
    Norwegian language
    Norwegian is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is the official language. Together with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional variants .These Scandinavian languages together with the Faroese language...

     and Swedish
    Swedish language
    Swedish is a North Germanic language, spoken by approximately 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along its coast and on the Åland islands. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Danish...

    , although the meaning is more precise: a holme in Swedish is usually big enough to have wood and some fresh water but too small for a village; smaller islets have other names – there is an intricate name system to make it possible to remember and recognize different islets, hundreds of which have been important in some archipelagos).
  • In the Caribbean
    Caribbean
    The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

     and West Atlantic, islets are often called cay
    Cay
    A cay , also spelled caye or key, is a small, low-elevation, sandy island formed on the surface of coral reefs. Cays occur in tropical environments throughout the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans , where they provide habitable and agricultural land for hundreds of thousands of people...

    s
    or keys. Rum Cay
    Rum Cay
    Rum Cay is an island and district of the Bahamas. Lat.: N23 42' 30" - Long.: W 74 50' 00" - Size: 30 Sq. mlsRum Cay is 20 miles southwest of San Salvador Island, has many rolling hills that rises to about 120 feet . Christopher Columbus called it Santa Maria de la Concepción. The island is...

     in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys
    Florida Keys
    The Florida Keys are a coral archipelago in southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the westernmost of the inhabited islands, and on to the uninhabited Dry...

     off Florida
    Florida
    Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

     are examples of islets.
  • In the Channel Islands
    Channel Islands
    The Channel Islands are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two separate bailiwicks: the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey...

    , they are often identified by the suffix -hou
    -hou
    -hou is a suffix found commonly in Channel Islands and Norman names. It is the Norman language version of the Old Norse holmr, meaning a small island, and often found anglicised elsewhere as "holm". It can still be found in modern Scandinavian languages, e.g...

    from the Norse -holm.
  • In Scotland
    Scotland
    Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the...

     and Ireland
    Ireland
    Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

    , they are often called inches, from the Gaelic
    Goidelic languages
    The Goidelic languages or Gaelic languages are one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic languages, the other consisting of the Brythonic languages. Goidelic languages historically formed a dialect continuum stretching from the south of Ireland through the Isle of Man to the north of Scotland...

     innis, which originally meant island, but has been supplanted to refer to smaller islands. In Ireland they are often termed skerries
    Skerry
    A skerry is a small rocky island, usually defined to be too small for habitation. It may simply be a rocky reef. A skerry can also be called a low sea stack....

    .
  • In and around Polynesia
    Polynesia
    Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians and they share many similar traits including language, culture and beliefs...

    , islets are widely known by the term motu
    Motu
    Motu may refer to:*Motu language, a language of Papua New Guinea*Motu proprio, a type of Papal document*MOTU, also known as "Mark of the Unicorn", a maker of professional audio hardware and software...

    , from the term for the coral-rubble islets common to the region.

  • In and around the River Thames in England, small islands are known as ait
    Ait
    An ait is a small island. It is especially used to refer to islands found on the River Thames and its tributaries in England....

    s.

List of islets


There are thousands of islets on Earth: approximately 24,000 islands and islets in the Stockholm archipelago
Stockholm archipelago
The Stockholm archipelago is the largest archipelago of Sweden, and one of the largest archipelagos of the Baltic Sea.-Geography:The archipelago extends from Stockholm roughly 60 kilometers to the east...

 alone. The following is a list of example islets from around the world.
  • Águila Islet
    Águila Islet
    Águila Islet is the southernmost point of the South American continent . It is part of the larger southern group of the Diego Ramírez Islands, about southwest of Cape Horn in the Drake Passage, which is the southernmost possession of Chile.The distance to the closest Antarctic lands is...

    , the southernmost point of The Americas
    Americas
    The Americas, or America , are lands in the Western hemisphere, also known as the New World. In English, the plural form the Americas is often used to refer to the landmasses of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions, while the singular form America is primarily...

  • Anton Rock, in Buck Lake, Ontario
  • Aplin Islet (Queensland)
  • Ásmundarstakkur, Faroe Islands
    Faroe Islands
    The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland...

  • Ball's Pyramid
    Ball's Pyramid
    Ball's Pyramid is an erosional remnant of a shield volcano and caldera that formed about 7 million years ago. Ball's Pyramid is southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is high, while measuring only in length and across, making it the tallest volcanic stack in the world...

    , South Pacific
  • Bay Islet
    Bay Islet
    Bay Islet or See Chau is an island in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. It is located in Rocky Harbour, also known as Leung Shuen Wan Hon, and separated from Jin Island by the channel See Chau Mun . It is under the administration of Sai Kung District and is currently uninhabited....

     or See Chau, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

  • Black Rock
    Black Rock, South Georgia
    Black Rock is a low rock southeast of Shag Rocks and some west-northwest of South Georgia. Black Rock may have been considered as part of the "Aurora Islands" reported in this vicinity by the ship Aurora in 1762...

    , South Atlantic
  • Blenkinsop Islet, British Columbia, Canada
  • Boundary Islet
    Boundary Islet
    Boundary Islet is an islet about 60,000 square metres in size in the Hogan Group of islands and islets at latitude 39°12' S, south of the Wilsons Promontory, the southernmost part of both mainland Australia and mainland Victoria...

    , Australia
  • Briggs Islet
    Briggs Islet
    Briggs Islet is a small granite island, with an area of 3.4 ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Great Dog Island Group, lying in eastern Bass Strait between Flinders and Cape Barren Islands in the Furneaux Group. It is a conservation area...

    , southeastern Australia
  • Bushy Islet (Queensland)
  • Chão
    Chao
    Chao or similar sounding câo, cháo, cháo, čhao, chau, ciao, jao, may refer to:-China:*Chao, an alternative spelling of Zhao ; an alternative pronunciation of Cao and Cao *Chao , a Chinese surname...

    , in the Madeira
    Madeira
    Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago that lies between and , just under 400 km north of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the north Atlantic Ocean and an outermost region of the European Union...

     Islands, Portugal
  • Cholmondeley Islet (Queensland)
  • Clubes Island
    Clubes Island
    The Clubes Island is the smallest of the three islands of Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil. It is approximately 06 meters, is located close to the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge. The other two islands are Paranoá Island and Retiro Island....

    , Brasília
    Brasília
    Brasília is the capital city of Brazil. The name is commonly spelled Brasilia in English. The city and its District are located in the Central-West region of the country, along a plateau known as Planalto Central. It has a population of about 2,557,000 as of the 2008 IBGE estimate, making it the...

    , Brazil
    Brazil
    Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

  • Columbretes Islands
    Columbretes Islands
    The Columbretes Islands are a group of small uninhabited islets of volcanic origin, in the Mediterranean Sea, 49 km off Oropesa del Mar. Administratively they belong to Castelló de la Plana municipality, Valencian Community, Spain....

    , Spain
  • Cone Islet
    Cone Islet
    Cone Islet is a small granite island, with an area of 4.82 ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Curtis Group, lying in northern Bass Strait between the Furneaux Group and Wilsons Promontory in Victoria.-Fauna:...

    , southeastern Australia
  • Douglas Islet (Queensland)
  • Dry Tortugas
    Dry Tortugas
    The Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands, located at the end of the Florida Keys, USA, about west of Key West, and west of the Marquesas Keys, the closest islands. Still further west is the Tortugas Bank, which is completely submerged. The first Europeans to discover the islands were the...

    , Florida Keys
    Florida Keys
    The Florida Keys are a coral archipelago in southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the westernmost of the inhabited islands, and on to the uninhabited Dry...

    , USA
  • Dugay Islet
    Dugay Islet
    Dugay Islet is a small island with an area of 0.44 ha in Bass Strait, south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Hunter Island Group which lies between north-west Tasmania and King Island.-Fauna:...

    , southeastern Australia
  • Edwards Islet, southeastern Australia
  • Fairway Rock
    Fairway Rock
    Fairway Rock is a small islet in the Bering Strait, located southeast of the Diomede Islands and west of Alaska's Cape Prince of Wales. It has an area of 0.3 km² . Known to Eskimo natives of the Bering Strait region in prehistory, Fairway was documented by James Cook in 1778 and named by...

    , Bering Strait
    Bering Strait
    The Bering Strait , known to natives as Imakpik, is a sea strait between Cape Dezhnev, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia, the easternmost point of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, USA, the westernmost point of the North American continent, with latitude of about 65°40'N,...

  • Fastnet Rock
    Fastnet Rock
    Fastnet Rock is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean and the most southerly point of Ireland. It lies southwest of Cape Clear Island and from County Cork on the Irish mainland...

    , Ireland
  • Filfla
    Filfla
    Filfla is a small, barren, uninhabited islet south of Malta, and is the most southerly point of the Maltese Archipelago. Filfoletta, a small rocky islet some 100 meters southwest of Filfla, has the southernmost point of Malta....

    , southern Malta
  • Flinders Islet, South Coast NSW Australia
  • Formigas, in the Azores
    Azores
    The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, and is located about west from Lisbon and about east from the east coast of North America. The islands, and their economic exclusion zone, form the Autonomous Region of the...

     islands
  • Gáshólmur
    Gáshólmur
    Gáshólmur is a small islet on the southside of Sørvágsfjørður in the Faroe Islands. To the east of the islet lies another islet, Tindhólmur. The islet is uninhabited, and the only living creatures are seabirds and sheep rams, which are placed on the islet each year by the locals in Sørvágur.*...

    , Faroe Islands
    Faroe Islands
    The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland...

  • Granite Island (Australia)
    Granite Island (Australia)
    Granite Island is a small island next to Victor Harbor, South Australia, not far from South Australia's capital city, Adelaide.It is unpopulated, however there are buildings and shelters on the island, including a cafe...

    , Victor Harbor, South Australia.
  • Galatasaray Islet, Istanbul
    Istanbul
    Istanbul , historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople , is the largest city of Turkey. Istanbul metropolitan province had 13.26 million people living in it as of December, 2010, which is 18% of Turkey's population and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Europe after London and...

    , Turkey
  • Hoy Islet, Lake Constance
    Lake Constance
    Lake Constance is a lake on the Rhine at the northern foot of the Alps, and consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee , the Untersee , and a connecting stretch of the Rhine, called the Seerhein.The lake is situated in Germany, Switzerland and Austria near the Alps...

  • Halfway Islet (Queensland)
  • Herald Island
    Herald Island
    Herald Island is in Halifax Bay, south of the Great Palm Island group, northwest of Magnetic Island and northeast of Rollingstone, Queensland, in Australia. The nearest island is Rattlesnake Island ....

    , Arctic Ocean
    Arctic Ocean
    The Arctic Ocean, located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceanic divisions...

  • Imia/Kardak
    Imia/Kardak
    Imia is a pair of two small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, situated between the Greek island chain of the Dodecanese and the southwestern mainland coast of Turkey. They lie west of the coast of Muğla Province, east of the Greek island Kalymnos, and southeast of the nearest small Greek...

    , Greece
  • Isles of Scilly
    Isles of Scilly
    The Isles of Scilly form an archipelago off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. The islands have had a unitary authority council since 1890, and are separate from the Cornwall unitary authority, but some services are combined with Cornwall and the islands are still part...

    , United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

  • Islets of Caroline Island, in Kiribati
    Kiribati
    Kiribati , officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population exceeds just over 100,000 , and is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres, straddling the...

  • Islets of Mauritius
    Islets of Mauritius
    The Islets of Mauritius includes nearly a hundred tiny islets and rocks scattered around the coast of Mauritius as well as Rodrigues.- Île aux Cerfs :...

  • Islote de las Nubes (Alborán), Western Mediterranean
  • Jardine Islet (Queensland)
  • Jethou
    Jethou
    Jethou is a small island that is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It is privately leased, and not open to the public.It is immediately south of Herm and has an area of approximately .-History:...

    , Bailiwick of Guernsey
  • Keelung Islet
    Keelung Islet
    Keelung Islet is a small island located northeast of the northern shore of Keelung, Taiwan and away from the Port of Keelung. It has an area of . It is in length, and in width including the artificial harbor, the highest point is above sea level....

    , off the northern shore of Taiwan
    Taiwan
    Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

  • Kolbeinsey
    Kolbeinsey
    Kolbeinsey is a small island off the northern coast of Iceland, north-northwest of the island of Grímsey. The island is the northernmost point of Iceland and lies north of the Arctic Circle...

    , Iceland
  • Liancourt Rocks
    Liancourt Rocks
    The Liancourt Rocks, also known as Dokdo or Tokto in Korean or in Japanese, are a group of small islets in the Sea of Japan . Sovereignty over the islets is disputed between Japan and South Korea...

    , administered by South Korea
    South Korea
    The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

    , claimed by Japan
    Japan
    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

  • Lihou Island, Bailiwick of Guernsey
  • Lopransholmur, in Faroe Islands
    Faroe Islands
    The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland...

  • Magra Islet (Queensland)
  • Managaha, Saipan
    Saipan
    Saipan is the largest island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands , a chain of 15 tropical islands belonging to the Marianas archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean with a total area of . The 2000 census population was 62,392...

  • Martin Islet (New South Wales)
  • Mid Woody Islet
    Mid Woody Islet
    Mid Woody Islet is a small island, with an area of 0.66 ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Tin Kettle Island Group, lying in eastern Bass Strait between Flinders and Cape Barren Islands in the Furneaux Group. The island is joined at low tide to nearby Anderson, Little...

    , southeastern Australia
  • Milman Islet (Queensland)
  • Modia Islets, located in the Ionian Sea of the Western coast of Greece.
  • Monchique Islet
    Monchique Islet
    The Monchique Islet or Ilhéu de Monchique is a small island, west of the village of Fajã Grande, Flores Island, in the western part of the Portuguese Azores. It lies just over a mile north-northwest of Ponta de Fenais and is considered the westernmost point of Europe...

    , Europe's westernmost point, in the Azores
    Azores
    The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, and is located about west from Lisbon and about east from the east coast of North America. The islands, and their economic exclusion zone, form the Autonomous Region of the...

    , Portugal
  • Montecristo
    Montecristo
    Montecristo is a small Italian islet, approximately 4.3 kilometers across at its widest point, located about halfway between Corsica and mainland Italy; south of Elba and west of Giglio. It is part of the Tuscan Archipelago...

    , off the shore of Italy
  • Oodaaq
    Oodaaq
    Oodaaq or Oodap Qeqert is a bank of gravel and silt northeast of Greenland that has been considered by some to be the most northerly point of land on earth....

    , Greenland
  • Parece Vela, West Pacific
  • Perejil Island, Strait of Gibraltar
  • Penguin Islet (Tasmania)
    Penguin Islet (Tasmania)
    Penguin Islet is a small island nature reserve with an area of 3.46 ha in Bass Strait, south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Hunter Island Group which lies between north-west Tasmania and King Island. It is notable as the only pelican colony in western Bass Strait.-Fauna:The island...

  • Rockall
    Rockall
    Rockall is an extremely small, uninhabited, remote rocky islet in the North Atlantic Ocean. It gives its name to one of the sea areas named in the shipping forecast provided by the British Meteorological Office....

    , North Atlantic
  • Saint Peter and Saint Paul rocks, equatorial Atlantic
  • Salas y Gómez, Northeast from Easter Island
    Easter Island
    Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people...

  • Saunders Islet (Queensland)
  • Seacrow Islet
    Seacrow Islet
    Seacrow Islet is a small island with an area of 1.56 ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Trefoil Island Group, lying close to Cape Grim, Tasmania’s most north-westerly point, in Bass Strait.-Fauna:...

    , southeastern Australia
  • Shag Rocks, South Atlantic
  • Silver Islet, Ontario
    Silver Islet, Ontario
    Silver Islet refers to both a small rocky island and a small town site located at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula in northwestern Ontario. It was the first silver mine in Ontario....

  • Sinclair Islet (Queensland)
  • Skull Islet
    Skull Islet
    Skull Islet is a small islet just off the shore of South Pender Island in British Columbia. It is on the east side of Bedwell Harbour. Skull Islet is part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and is Authorized Access Only.-References:...

    , in British Columbia, Canada
  • Star Keys/Motuhope
    Star Keys/Motuhope
    Star Keys/Motuhope is part of the Chatham Islands chain, located east of New Zealand's South Island. It is a group of five rocky islets — located east of Pitt Island....

    , New Zealand
  • Saltholm
    Saltholm
    Saltholm is a Danish island in the Øresund, the strait that separates Denmark and Sweden. It is located to the east of the Danish island of Amager in Tårnby municipality and lies just to the west of the sea border between Denmark and Sweden. It is 7 km long and 3 km wide, covering an...

    , small Islet in Oresund west of Copenhagen
  • Sue Islet (Queensland)
  • Sumbiarholmur
    Sumbiarhólmur
    Sumbiarhólmur is an islet in the Faroe Islands, located just outside the village of Sumba, which is the southernmost village in the island Suðuroy. Sumbiarhólmur is the 6th largest islet of the Faroe Islands. It is 7 hectares. The North Atlantic Ocean is often quite rough near Sumbiarhólmur and...

    , Faroe Islands
    Faroe Islands
    The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland...

  • Sunday Islet (Queensland)
  • Thomson Islet (Queensland)
  • Tindhólmur
    Tindhólmur
    Tindhólmur is an islet on the southside of Sørvágsfjørður, west of Vágar in the Faroe Islands. It has its name from the five peaks, which are named Ytsti, Arni, Lítli, Breiði, Bogdi...

    , Faroe Islands
    Faroe Islands
    The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland...

  • Vilkitsky Island, Arctic Ocean
  • Wallace Islet (Queensland)
  • Wachusett Reef
    Wachusett Reef
    Captain Lambert of the ship Wachusett reported that on June 4, 1899 he passed over a reef which appeared to be of coral formation in approximately latitude . The reef appeared to be about 500 feet wide. The bottom showed of a dark gray color with deep blue on both sides of the reef...

    , Ernest Legouve Reef
    Ernest Legouve Reef
    Located in the South Pacific Ernest‑Legouvé Reef was reported in 1902 by the unnamed captain of the French ship "Ernest‑Legouvé". The reef was about 100 metres long and another reef was sighted near it...

    , and Maria Theresa Reef
    Maria Theresa Reef
    The Maria-Theresa Reef is a supposed reef in the South Pacific ; it appears to be a phantom reef. It is also known as Tabor Island or Tabor Reef on French maps.-Reports:...

    , South Pacific Ocean
  • Westward Islet, in the Pitcairn Islands
    Pitcairn Islands
    The Pitcairn Islands , officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, form a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. The islands are a British Overseas Territory and overseas territory of the European Union in the Pacific...