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Research and Preservation

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Virtual image of ruins in Virgin Islands National Park

University of Maine

Three-dimensional Virtual Modelling of Historic Structures in Virgin Islands National Park
Viewers can study a three-dimensional computer model of ruins at Leinster Bay from all perspectives.

Virgin Islands Archeology Blog
Stay up to date on the Park's current research and preservation projects.

Hassel Island preservation documented by St. Thomas Historical Trust

Did You Know?

Gecko searching for insects.

One of the smallest lizards on St. John is the Dwarf Gecko. This tiny, inch-long reptile is native to the island, while many of the other geckos arrived on sailing ships in the 17th century. Dwarf Geckos feed on insects in the forest during the day, while most other geckos are nocturnal feeders.