Monito is about 50 miles west of the western coast of mainland Puerto Rico. It comprises about 40 acres (16 nectares). During World War II, the military acquired the island, and, between 1940 and 1964, they used it as a bombing and gunnery range and for other training activities. In 1964, the military transferred ownership to the National Institute of Health who used it for scientific experiments. In 1976, Desecheo Island was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and since 1983 the Island has been managed as a National Wildlife Refuge.
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