Tromelin Island (trōmlăNˈ) [key], c.1 sq mi (2.6 sq km), in the Indian Ocean c.260 mi (420 km) E of Madagascar. A French possession administered from Réunion, the low, flat, sandy island is the site of a meteorological station important in forecasting Indian Ocean cyclones. A wildlife sanctuary, Tromelin is home to sea turtles and many seabirds, but is uninhabited except for visiting scientists. The island is also claimed by Mauritius.
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