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Pāhoa in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Vast coral reefs create a world of abundance

 
 
Vast coral reefs create a world of abundance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 4, 2017
1. Vast coral reefs create a world of abundance Marker
Inscription. It takes 10 million years for a new Hawaiian island to subside and erode to sea level, yet its foundation continues to support life far beyond that. Upon the back of the eroded mountain range, tiny corals build extensive reefs.
Due to their age and extreme isolation, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are home to one of the largest and healthiest reef communities in the world. The dazzling waters and atolls host a striking variety of life, one quarter of which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet.
Its global importance encompasses its living cultural connections to the ocean. Proclaimed Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in 2006, it joined Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park as the state's second World Heritage Site in 2010. These sites are truly places where nature and culture are one.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
 
Location. 19° 17.712′ N, 155° 5.862′ W. Marker is in Pāhoa, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Chain of Craters Road near Hilina Pali Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pahoa HI 96778, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles
Vast coral reefs create a world of abundance Marker, at the left image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 4, 2017
2. Vast coral reefs create a world of abundance Marker, at the left
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The islands of Hawai'i begin here (a few steps from this marker); Mokumanamana is a place of spiritual and geologic transition (within shouting distance of this marker); Nature's Untamed Forces Unite to Sculpt Sea Arches (within shouting distance of this marker); These simple impressions embody the essence of Pu'uloa (approx. 1.6 miles away); The spirit of Pu'uloa now surrounds you (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hawaiians learned to survive on this harsh volcanic land (approx. 1.8 miles away); Preserved within Pu'uloa are the stories and memories of the Native Hawaiian people (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mauna Ulu (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pāhoa.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the ocean end of Chain of Craters Road.
 
Also see . . .  Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument's Home page. Wonderful browsing and links. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural Features
 
Map of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Government
3. Map of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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