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Near Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Kupe'e Concentration

 
 
Kupe'e Concentration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
1. Kupe'e Concentration Marker
Inscription. A prime habitat for kupe'e (Nerita polita) is located in a wave washed area of sand and basalt boulders along Ka'ūpūlehu Beach. This area is traditionally recognized for its dense concentration of kupe'e. These shellfish were collected both as a food source and for their intricately patterned shells, which were used for making ornaments.
 
Location. 19° 49.587′ N, 155° 59.743′ W. Marker is near Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Kaupulehu Drive near Aina Kaha Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72-100 Kaupulehu Drive, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point (here, next to this marker); Hawaiian Trail (a few steps from this marker); Imu Fishing Area (a few steps from this marker); Offshore Ko'a Moi (a few steps from this marker); Habitation Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waiulu Kīpuka (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Waiulu Kīpuka (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ala Loa (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on along a public access coastal path in front Four Season Resort
Kupe'e Concentration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
2. Kupe'e Concentration Marker
This marker is at the center.
Hualalai. The path may be accessed via an unnamed road located on the south side of the resort. Stop at the gate and ask for a pass and instructions Kukio Beach.
The address given above is for the Four Season Resort.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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