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For firsthand accounts of the Bikini dive experience:

"Lost at Sea"
Article on Bikini Atoll and the Bikinians, by Tad Friend, from the March 1997 Outside Magazine on-line.

Read ,"Been There-Done That", a story by Captain Robert B. "Bob" Gohr. In World War II Bob landed airplanes on the deck of the USS Saratoga. in 1996 he ventured back to dive on Sara in Bikini Atoll's lagoon.



Bikini Bathing Suit History

From the American Heritage Dictionary:

bikini n, 1. A very brief two-piece bathing suit worn by women. 2. Brief underpants that reach to the hips rather than to the waist. [Fr. Bikini, an atoll in the Marshall Islands.]

  Bikini Bathing Suit History
1997 Sports Illustrated story about the origins of the bikini bathing suit, People Magazine timeline, and Zachery's Bikini History.

Bikini Atoll Movie/Entertainment Hall of Fame
In the 1956 movie starring Gregory Peck, MOBY DICK, Captain Ahab, while announcing he knows the location of the great white whale, points to a map of Bikini Atoll. See the Herman Melville home page.
According to the original 1954 movie production, GODZILLA, the greatest movie monster of all time, was awaken from his slumber because of the atomic bomb blasts in Bikini Atoll's lagoon. In the 1998 version of GODZILLA, the atomic bomb blasts shown in the movie are actual filmed views of the 1946 Baker shot on Bikini Atoll [note the ships surrounding the bomb explosion]. San Francisco Chronicle 5/2/04 article re Bikini Atoll and Godzilla.

Godzilla received the 2,271st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today to commemorate both the 50th anniversary of his first film and 11/29/04's premiere of the latest offering, "Godzilla Final Wars."


There is a rock band in the United Kingdon called "Bikini Atoll." Their first album was released on the Bella Union label in February of 2004 and is entitled, Moratoria.

TOM DOWD: The language of Music


A man who seemingly fit many lives into one lifetime, Tom Dowd was born on October 20, 1925 in New York City. At a young age he excelled in mathematics and physics, leading to his work from the ages of 16 to 20 on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University. In 1946, as a sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers, he oversaw a team of radiation detection specialists at the atomic bomb tests in Bikini Atoll. After his discharge from Army, he soon began applying his science background to help revolutionize the process of recording music. While working for Atlantic Records, his pioneering work in binaural stereo recording, and later his design of the eight-track console, modernized the recording industry.

Tom Dowd produced and engineered timeless records for artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Cream, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Dusty Springfield and countless other celebrated musicians. Dowd also formed both strong professional and personal relationships with many of these artists, including Eric Clapton, starting with Cream and leading to their working partnership on Layla and Other Assorted Loves Songs and collaborations on several of Clapton's finest solo albums.

Tom Dowd passed away on October 27, 2002, one week after his 77th birthday. He will never be forgotten.

The Handsomest Man in the World by David Leddick
In this epic novel two gay men meet on Bikini Atoll, the rest is history...
A Senior Project Art Exhibition
The Library Art Gallery at the Florida Gulf Coast University
Thursday, April 21, 2005
By Scott Guelcher

By Dan Florio

X-Files - Ground Zero Book Review

Ground Zero is an excellent addition to the X-Files universe. The story is a nuclear-centered "Monster-of-the-Week" (as in - not part of the Conspiracy Mytharc). Suitably grotesque/unexplainable flash-burning deaths ground the plot firmly in the paranormal genre. Best of all - the novel has all the elements of humor and intellectual irrelevancy that make our Mulder and Scully so much fun.

This X-Files book takes place between the second and third seasons - Scully is still dealing with the death of her father, Mulder is still afraid of fire, and nobody knows which side of the fence Skinner yet sits on.

Award-winning author Kevin J. Anderson has the "voices" of our favorite agents down pat. I am enjoying the X-Files books because of his skill. By comparison, the huge line of Star Trek books were often disappointingly amateurish, with characters saying things that did not resonate with the characters we knew and loved.

Anderson also uses the plot to supply readers with an interesting historical recount of above-ground Cold-War era nuclear testing, which formally ended with the 1963 above-ground ban. The tale of the forced evacuation of Bikini Atoll natives is wrenching, essential to this story that takes Mulder and Scully to a neaby atoll to witness a secret detonation of a fallout-free nuclear weapon. Very intriguing.

It could happen. Such a thing COULD be under development right now. It's not paranoia when eveybody IS out to get you, right?

Decorated Cop and Dive Master Pens Stunning Thriller That Mixes International Intrigue and Environmental Catastrophe

Barracuda by Mike Monahan is an edge-of-your seat adventure about a recuperating cop who faces a mutant barracuda.

Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2008 -- The gripping crime drama, Barracuda by Mike Monahan, is a modern-day Jaws drama, pitting a wounded cop on a paradise island against a deadly barracuda.

Ever since Jaws, people have been wondering how safe it is to go into the water. Now ex-cop Monahan's white-knuckle thriller Barracuda is about to make the beach an even more terrifying place. Detective Mick O'Shaughnessy is relaxing in the scuba diver paradise of Bikini Atoll, when he finds himself involved in international money laundering scheme, a territorial feud and an impending war between the Russian Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza. Added to this is a mutant barracuda who is snacking on tourists! Can he stop the crooks--and the fish?

Written in whip-smart prose, Barracuda is power-packed with authentic scuba diving knowledge, police procedure and historical detail about Bikini Atoll. Fast-paced and wildly entertaining, Barracuda is truly the catch of the day.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author at tarzan82 @ Barracuda is available for sale online at

In “How Dali Learned to Stop Worrying about Surrealism and Love the Bomb,” Gavin Parkinson demonstrates how all the Surrealists avidly followed the interwar advances in physics of Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and Louis de Broglie. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, however, only Salvador Dali maintains his “nuclearphilia” and a “mood of curiosity, excitement, and optimism.” The Three Sphinxes of Bikini (left, from 1947) celebrate rather than condemn the nuclear testing conducted by the United States on the Bikini Atoll.

from Art Blog by Bob:

Laurence Hyde, a wordless graphic novel about the nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll...
When the United States began testing nuclear weapons in 1946 on the Bikini Atoll, the artist Laurence Hyde saw it as “a microcosm of the world-to-be if civilized humanity, for the last time, failed to live up to its name. It would appear that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not enough.” Inspired to do something through his woodcut art, Hyde worked from 1948 through 1951 on the series of woodcuts that became the wordless graphic novel, Southern Cross, which Drawn & Quarterly now reissued in a beautiful facsimile edition of the original 1951 hardback.

from Art Blog by Bob:

Bikini Atoll, an American thoroughbread racing horse from Fenwick Farms, is a 4 year old homebred. She is by Scatmandu out of Fivetwentyone. Bikini will be running on the east coast the summer of 2008. Her trainer is Mike Zwiesler.

"NO BIKINI ATOLL" Tall Bearded Iris:

Domain: Eukaryota Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes

◦ Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866

▪ Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants

▪ Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants

▪ Subphylum: euphyllophytina

▪ Infraphylum: radiatopses kenrick & crane, 1997

▪ Class: Liliopsida Scopoli, 1760 - Monocotyledons

▪ Subclass: Liliidae Takhtajan, 1967

▪ Superorder: Lilianae Takhtajan, 1967

▪ Order: Iridales Dumortier, 1829

▪ Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ay) A.L. de Jussieu, 1789 - Iris Family

▪ Subfamily: Iridoideae

▪ Tribe: Irideae

▪ Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 38. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 24. 1754.

▪ Botanical name: Iris 'No Bikini Atoll'


Could this £2,000 crystal-studded swimsuit give you the boost you need on the beach this summer?

By Deborah Arthurs
Last updated at 11:46 AM on 15th April 2009

It's officially British summertime and for millions of women that means the inevitable countdown to baring it all on the beach.

Struggling into a skimpy bikini after a winter of comfort food and covering up is rarely a moment women look forward to.

But what if said swimsuit were a jewel-toned, crystal-studded number worth a staggering £2,000? At Selfridges, women looking to make a serious impact at the seaside can do just that.

The swimsuit - which rings in at an eye-watering £100 per square centimetre - has been dubbed the 'bling-kini', and is likely to attract only those for whom a stick of celery is considered a square meal - and for whom £2,000 is a drop in the ocean.



los alamos At Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where America's first nuclear weapons test took place, there is a street named Bikini Atoll Road.

SHEARWATER: The Golden Archipelago
The opening song, Meridian, opens with the Bikinian's anthem sung by Bikinians in their church on Kili Island.

"The Golden Archipelago"is the third album in a triptych of mindblowingly beautiful, dense and ambitious excursions about man's impact on the natural world from Austin's SHEARWATER. This time singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg turns his attention to life on islands - a world of lushness and austerity, silence and sudden cataclysms. From rising sea levels to displaced populations, Meiburg travels from the Falklands to Madgascar, from the Bikini Atoll to the Tierra Del Fuego. The music matches the grandeur and melancholy of its subject matter. This is an ALBUMalbum. The first 10,000 CDs come packaged with a 50-page perfect-bound book of dossier of records, photos, regulations, and images on islands, displaced peoples, immigration records and more.

Montreal Gazette story (March 2010) about Shearwater



Mike Outram's song "Bikini"

"What really affected me was the disparity between, on the one hand, the 167 Bikinians and their island home, and the naïve power of the US on the other. It’s a pitiful story; staggering and incomprehensible. And, as we all know, it’s a story that’s played out all over the world in countless other ways today."

Download the song




Traditionally, living rooms that are uni-directional--or Simpsons style, as I like to call it--are oriented toward a single screen or device. A lot of offices are this way, too. Bikini Island (so named for its atoll-like qualities) is a movable landscape of low, flat elements that are designed for mobile computing. The seats are deeper, because it’s not necessary to be at a particular height to see the screen. Each component is completely ambiguous, without a clear front or back. "The modules have different heights, depths, legs and fabrics, and colors," Aisslinger tells Co.Design. "The project is designed to reflect our heterogeneous lives. [It’s] an in-house landscape for reading on tablets, watching movies on our phones, meditation, and talking."

The following feature films have our name "bikini" in their titles.

See the Internet Movie Data Base for more information on these and other films:

1. Radio Bikini (1987)
2. The Bikini Carwash Company (1992)
3. Bikini Beach (1964)
4. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
aka "Dr. G and the Bikini Machine" - UK
5. Bikini Summer II (1992)
aka "Bikini Summer 2" - USA
6. Bikini Bistro (1995)
7. The Bikini Carwash Company II (1993)
8. Bikini Summer (1991)
9. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
10. The Malibu Bikini Shop (1985)
aka "The Bikini Shop"
11. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003) (VG)
12. Bikini Island (1991)
13. Bikini Squad (1993)
14. Bikini Bandits (2002) (V)
aka "Bikini Bandits Go to Hell" - USA (complete title)
aka "The Bikini Bandits Experience" - USA (DVD title)
15. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
16. The Great Bikini Off-Road Adventure (1994)
17. Bikini Beach Party (1967)
18. Bikini Drive-In (1995)
19. Poveri ma belli (1957)
aka "A Girl in Bikini" - UK
20. Bikini Hoe-Down (1997) (V)
21. Bikini Hotel (1997)
22. Bikini Med School (1994)
23. Bikini Beach Race (1992)
24. Bikini Party Massacre (2002)
25. Bikini Planet (2002) (V)
26. Bikini Summer III: South Beach Heat (1997)
27. It's a Bikini World (1967)
28. Maîtresse en maillot de bain, La (2002)
aka "Teacher in a Bikini" - (English title)
29. Babe Watch: Forbidden Parody (1996)
aka "Bikini Academy" - USA (DVD title)
30. Bachelor Tom Peeping (1962)
aka "Bachelor Tom and His Bikini Playmates" - USA (cut version)
31. Manina, la fille sans voile (1952)
aka "The Girl in the Bikini" - USA
32. Operation Bikini (1963)
33. California Hot Wax (1992)
aka "Bikini Carwash" - USA
34. Bikini Traffic School (1997) (V)
35. Teenage Bikini Vampire (2004) (V)
36. Wildest Dreams (1990)
aka "Bikini Genie"
37. California Bikini Contest (1990)
38. The Absolutely Outrageous Adventures of the Politically Incorrect Bikini Babes of Arizona (1997)
39. Canzoni in... bikini (1963)
40. Doomsday at Bikini Beach (1999)
41. Beach Bikini Party (1999)
42. Bettie Page: The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini (2004) (V)
43. Bikini a Go Go (2004) (V)
44. Bikini Bash (2001)
45. Ferragosto in bikini (1961)
46. "Bikini Beach, the Poorman's" (2000)
47. "Girl in a Black Bikini" (1967)
48. "Bikini Destinations" (2005)
49. Guerra de los bikinis, La (1990)
aka "The Bikini War" - (English title) (informal literal title)
50. Her Bikini Never Got Wet (1962)
51. How-to-Do Girls: Bikini Calculus (2004) (V)
52. The Bikini Escort Company (2004) (V)
53. Bikini Girls on Dinosaur Planet (2005) (V)
54. Bikini Goddesses (1996)
55. The Bikini Keys (1995)
56. Bikini - Mon amour (1987)
57. Bikini Open (2005)
58. Masked Avenger Versus Ultra-Villain In the Lair of the Naked Bikini (1999) (V)
59. MGM Miniature: Bikini, the Atom Island (1946)
60. Muerte en bikini, La (1966)
61. Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team (2001) (V)
62. Bikini Paradise (1967)
63. Pesci d'oro e bikini d'argento (1962)
64. "Poorman's Bikini Beach" (2002)
65. Bikini rojo, El (1966)
66. Raw Adventures at Bikini Point (1995) (V)
67. Se sufre pero se goza (1984)
aka "Máscara contra bikini" - Mexico
68. SOS Conspiracion Bikini (1967)
69. Bikiniseom iyagi (1992)
aka "Bikini Island Story" - (literal English title)
70. Tan Lines: The Making of Suntanned Bikini (2003)
71. Bikini Watch (????)
72. Vampires on Bikini Beach (1988)
73. Bikini Witness (1995)
74. Zorrita en bikini, La (1976)
75. Joe Bikini (Producer, The Master Beater (1969))
76. Elvira Pagã (Actress, Vegas Nights (1948))
nickname "The Original Bikini Girl"
77. Bikini (2004)
78. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Nuclear Testing


1946 Washington Post Article
Original article announcing the beginning of the U.S. nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll.
Web site about various places one can travel to that in some way have been touched by nuclear weapons and/or power.

Biking through a Nuclear Ghost Town
Biker babe drives her motorcycle through Ghost Towns near Chernobyl. The site is 26 chapters [1 web page per chapter w/pictures] long and is an awesome read. If you live near a nuclear power plant you may/may not want to read this.

Marshall Islands


The College of the Marshall Islands
The College of the Marshall Islands is an autonomous two-year community college which serves student within the Micronesian region. The College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The College of the Marshall Islands offers degree and certificate programs in the areas of education, business, nursing and allied health, liberal arts, and vocational education.

Waan Aelon in Majel [canoe project for the Marshall Islands]
Waan Aelõñ In Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) or WAM is a non-profit organization. The WAM program is a vocational training program using traditional Marshallese skills for men and women — such as canoe building, traditional and contemporary boat building, sail-races and navigation, woodworking and weaving — as a medium to transfer needed life skills and capacity building to the youth of the Marshall Islands . The Waan Aelõñ In Majel (WAM program links with the Ministry of Education (MOE), College of the Marshall Islands (CMI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other organizations and agencies in order to maximize skills training and capacity building for these youth at risk

The RMI Judiciary
The site contains a number of resources, including descriptions of the courts, rules of admission and practice, court rules, Supreme Court and selected lower court cases, the Constitution, statutes, and selected regulations, customary law recourses, and annual reports.

Microwave Films
A community based film production company in the Marshall Islands.

Pacific Islands


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kindle The historical information within this site, while constantly updated, is drawn largely from the book, FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands, Second Edition, published in September of 2001 by Jack Niedenthal. This book tells the story of the people of Bikini from their point of view via interviews, and the author's more than two decades of firsthand experiences with elder Bikinians.

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