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Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, HI

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Snorkeling at Kure Atoll
Snorkeling at Kure Atoll

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Snorkeling at Pearl and Hermes Atoll.
Snorkeling at Pearl and Hermes Atoll.

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Taking photos from a skiff at Kure Atoll
Taking photos from a skiff at Kure Atoll

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

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Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is the single largest conservation area under the U.S. flag, and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. It encompasses 139,797 square ...[more]

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Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
308 Kamehameha Ave, #203
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone:808-397-2660
Email:hawaiireef@noaa.gov

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The Monument includes all federally owned or controlled emergent and submerged lands of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the waters that surround and lie atop them. They begin approximately 115 nautical miles (140 miles) northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands, and extend northwest for more than 950 nautical miles (1,200 miles). The outer boundaries of the Monument include marine waters in the NWHI extending out approximately 50 miles on both sides of the chain of islands. The terrestrial habitats within the Monument are part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, established by President Theodore Roosevelt, or the Midway National Wildlife, established in 1996 by transfer from the Navy.

Activities
  • DIVING DIVING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SNORKELING SNORKELING
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
  • VISITOR CENTER VISITOR CENTER
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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