Papāhanaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Hawaiian Islands

Papāhanaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Hawaiian Islands

Papāhanaumokuākea Marine National Monument Background:

While you might imagine a marine national monument to be a statue or large structure built in the sea to signify a country or continent’s culture, this one couldn’t be further than the truth. The Papāhanaumokuākea Marine National Monument is, in fact, an entirely natural structure existing in the ocean at the site of the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It’s not just the islands and coral reefs that are included within the National Monument either; there are 360 thousand kilometers squared of water surrounding them, which are home to many different species of fish, birds and mammals. Read more

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