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  The Hawaiian Islands
The isolation of the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and the wide range of environments to be found on high islands located in and near the tropic, has resulted in a vast array of endemic flora and fauna.
The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles (1883.5 km²) and is the 17th largest island in the United States.[2] Maui is part of the State of Hawaii and is the largest island in Maui County.
The 2000 census population of Kauai (the island) was 58,303.
www.squidoo.com /Hawaiian-Islands   (5831 words)

  Hawaiian Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1 Islands and reefs of the Hawaiian archipelago
Because of the composition of the magma in the hotspot, the composition of Hawaiian volcanoes is basaltic.
The hurricane season in the Hawaiian Islands is roughly from June through November, when hurricanes and tropical storms are most probable in the North Pacific.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawaiian_Islands   (1035 words)

 Encyclopedia: Hawaiian Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain is composed of the Hawaiian Ridge and the Emperor Seamounts, a vast underwater mountain region beneath the northern Pacific Ocean that stretches over 3,600 miles from the Aleutian Trench in the far northwest Pacific to Lo‘ihi seamount southeast of the Island of Hawai...
All of the Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanoes arising from the sea floor through a vent described in geological theory as a hotspot.
The isolation of the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and the wide range of environments to be found on high islands located in and near the tropics, has resulted in a vast array of endemic flora and fauna.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hawaiian-Islands   (608 words)

 Facts about topic: (Hawaiian Islands)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At about 3,000 km (1,860 miles) from the nearest continent, the Hawaiian Island archipelago is the most isolated grouping of islands on Earth (The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live) (Macdonald, Abbott, and Peterson, 1984).
The Hawaiian Islands are home to a large number of endemic (A plant that is native to a certain limited area) species.
The Hawaiian islands can be affected by tsunami (A huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthquake)) s, great wave ((physics) a movement up and down or back and forth) s that strike the shore typically but not exclusively from the north.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/hawaiian_islands.htm   (1011 words)

 Hawaii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main islands are the eight high islands at the southeastern end of the island chain.
Hawaiian Pidgin finds its origins in the sugarcane and pineapple plantations as laborers from different cultures were forced to find their own ways of communicating and understanding each other.
While in local Hawaiian society the spelling and pronunciation of Hawaiʻi is preferred in nearly all cases, even by standard English speakers, the federal spelling is used for purposes of interpolitical relations between other states and foreign governments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawaii   (4866 words)

 Hawaii, state, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Hawaiian Islands are of volcanic origin and are edged with coral reefs.
Hawaii is the largest and geologically the youngest island of the group, and Oahu, where the capital, Honolulu, is located, is the most populous and economically important.
In Sept., 1992, the island of Kauai was devastated by Hurricane Iniki, the strongest hurricane to hit the islands in the century.
www.bartleby.com /65/ha/HawaiiSt.html   (1613 words)

 Hawaiian Islands Vacation Rentals - Holiday Rentals
The island group of Hawaii lies 2367 km (1470 mi) north of the equator and 3860 km (2400 mi) southwest of the nearest continental land mass, North America comprised of 132 islands and atolls.
The kalua pig is eaten with fingers and is accompanied by the traditional Hawai’ian poi (thick paste made from ground taro), opihi (a salty, fl, clam-like mollusc) and lomi lomi salmon (salmon rubbed with an onion and tomato marinade).
Hawaiian breakfast specialities are macadamia nuts and banana and coconut pancakes with coconut syrup.
www.worldvacationrentals.net /docs/e/vacation_rentals/north_america/usa/hawaiian_islands   (988 words)

 Newlands Resolution Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States
The existing treaties of the Hawaiian Islands with foreign nations shall forthwith cease and determine, being replaced by such treaties as may exist, or as may be hereafter concluded, between the United States and such foreign nations.
There shall be no further immigration of Chinese into the Hawaiian Islands, except upon such conditions as are now or may hereafter be allowed by the laws of the United States; no Chinese, by reason of anything herein contained, shall be allowed to enter the United States from the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian laws permitting indictments without grand juries, and verdicts by nine out of twelve trial jurors in civil and criminal cases, continued in force; In continuing municipal legislation not contrary to the constitution, and intention was not shown to extend to Hawaii the constitutional amendments relating to these subjects: Hawaii v.
www.hawaii-nation.org /annexation.html   (822 words)

 Profiles: Hawaiian Monk Seal, Monachus schauinslandi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hawaiian monk seal is found on the sandy beaches and in the surrounding waters of the northwestern Hawaiian Archipelago, known as the Leeward Chain: Kure Atoll, Midway Atoll, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Lisianski Island, Laysan Island and French Frigate Shoals.
Conservation strategies include: the protection of critical habitat, identification of main reproductive habitats, research on the survival of various age and sex classes, rehabilitation and release of undersized pups, removal of marine debris and the mitigation of human disturbance.
Hawaiian monk seal females reach a length of 2.3 m and weigh up to 273 kg; males are slightly smaller, measuring up to 2.1 m and weighing about 230 kg.
www.monachus.org /profiles/hawaseal.htm   (757 words)

 The Hawaiian Islands
The Hawaiian islands form a chain that is stretched to the northwest and southeast.
Ages of rocks from different Islands in the Hawaiian island chain show that the islands are progressively older to the northwest: Oahu, 3.4 to 2.2 Myr (millions of years); Molokai, 1.8 to 1.3 Myr; Maui, 1.3 to 0.8 Myr; and the Big Island (Hawaii), less than 0.7 and still growing.
In the middle of the Pacific ocean, the Hawaiian hotspot remains stationary while the Pacific plate slowly moves overhead to the northwest as illustrated in the cartoon on the left.
www.punaridge.org /doc/factoids/Hawaii/Default.htm   (452 words)

 Hawaiian history - history of Hawaii from 300AD to 1900AD
The Hawaiians ate mostly vegatables and poi and supplemented their diet with fish and over 30 varieties of native limu (seaweeds).
In 1791 rum is introduced to the Hawaiians and in 1792 Captain George Vancouver brought cows from California to Hawaii.
In 1845 the Hawaiian capital is moved from Lahaina to Honolulu.
www.deephawaii.com /hawaiianhistory.htm   (781 words)

 Hawaii travel guide : Hawaii Islands
Hawaii Island (Big Island) is the largest and geologically the youngest island of the group, and Oahu, with the capital — Honolulu — is the most populous and economically important.
Most of islets are encompassed in the Hawaiian Island National Wildlife Refuge; the surrounding waters and coral reefs are in the vast 34-million-hectare Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Reserve.
The first known settlers of the Hawaiian Islands were Polynesian voyagers (the date of final migration is believed to be circa 750).
www.hi-guide.com   (677 words)

 PI - Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge
The reefs and islets of the Northwestern Hawaiian chain are home to a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world.
The Hawaiian Islands NWR, a chain of islands, reefs, and atolls extending about 1,200 nautical miles in a northwesterly direction from the main Hawaiian Islands has a total of 1,766 acres of emergent lands and 610,148 acres of submergent lands.
The Hawaiian Islands NWR is home to millions of seabirds, such as sooty terns and albatrosses, and provides a rich habitat for marine life.
www.fws.gov /pacificislands/wnwr/pnorthwestnwr.html   (214 words)

 Hotspots [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]
For example, the Hawaiian Islands, which are entirely of volcanic origin, have formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean more than 3,200 km from the nearest plate boundary.
During their voyages, sea-faring Hawaiians noticed the differences in erosion, soil formation, and vegetation and recognized that the islands to the northwest (Niihau and Kauai) were older than those to the southeast (Maui and Hawaii).
The mythical flight of Pele from Kauai to Hawaii, which alludes to the eternal struggle between the growth of volcanic islands from eruptions and their later erosion by ocean waves, is consistent with geologic evidence obtained centuries later that clearly shows the islands becoming younger from northwest to southeast.
pubs.usgs.gov /gip/dynamic/hotspots.html   (1002 words)

 Hawaiian Volcanoes
The Hawaiian Islands are at the southeastern end of a chain of volcanoes that began to form more than 70 million years ago.
Each Hawaiian island is made of one or more volcanoes, which first erupted on the sea floor and only emerged above the ocean's surface after countless eruptions.
The age of the volcanoes that form the islands increases progressively from Hawai`i, where the volcanoes are still active, to the northwest end, where the volcanoes are about 30 million years old.
hvo.wr.usgs.gov /volcanoes   (397 words)

 Introduction to Hawaii's alternative travel treasures.
Looking at all the islands' beauty and accessibility today, it is difficult to imagine that they are among the last places on earth to have been occupied by people.
The Hawaiian Islands are at the southeastern end of a sprawling chain of volcanoes that began to form some 70 million years ago.
This island is arguably the hardest one to visualize as having in-depth natural, cultural and historical travel experiences because it is so thoroughly associated with mainstream tourism of the sun and sand variety.
www.travelwithachallenge.com /Hawaii_Introduction.htm   (2367 words)

 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary: Maps
The sanctuary is comprised of five separate areas abutting six of the major islands of the State of Hawai`i.
The boundary of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is indicated in pink.
Nautical chart of the West Coast of the island of Hawaii and the southeastern-most portion (150 sq.
hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov /maps/maps.html   (317 words)

 Hawaiian Kingdom Government - Welcome
The primary objective of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government is to expose the occupation of our nation within the framework of the 1907 Hague Conventions IV and V and our domestic statutes, and to provide a foundation for transition and the ultimate end of the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Presently, the Hawaiian Islands reluctantly serves as the HQ's for the largest of the nine unified military commands of the United States armed forces in the world, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM).
On July 5, 2001, the Hawaiian Kingdom Government filed a Complaint Against the United States with the Security Council of the United Nations regarding the United States' occupation of the Hawaiian Islands.
www.hawaiiankingdom.org   (687 words)

 The Formation of the Hawaiian Islands
The primary volcanoes on each of the islands are known as a shield volcanoes, which are gently sloping mountains produced from a large number of generally very fluid lava flows.
Note that the islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe are not shown because they would "overlap" with Molokai and Maui, respectively (see the map of the Islands on the Hawaiian Volcanoes page) In general, when you move along the island chain from southeast (Hawaii) to northwest, (Kure), the volcanoes become older and older.
The Hawaiian Islands are believed to be formed from one such 'hot spot'.
www.soest.hawaii.edu /GG/HCV/haw_formation.html   (845 words)

 map of hawaiian island and information page
Comprised of 8 major islands (Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau) and a series of smaller ones, Hawaii is the world's longest island chain.
Climate The Hawaiian Island's weather is very consistent, with only moderate changes in temperature throughout the year.
There are only 2 seasons: the summer months (called Kau in Hawaiian) that extend from May to October and the winter months (Ho'oilo) that run from November to April.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/islands/npacific/hi.htm   (354 words)

 General Information about Hawaiian Shield Volcanoes
The outer Hawaiian Islands (aka the Northwest Hawaiian Islands) are a series of 9 small, older land masses north of Kauai that extend from Nihoa to Kure and which are the above sea level remnants of once much larger volcanic mountains.
Depending on how you count them, there are also more than a hundred additional small rocks and islets among the Hawaiian Islands that are either volcanic, marine sedimentary or erosional in origin, which when combined with the other 18, total to perhaps as many as 130 or so in the entire Archipellago.
True, 'a'a flows are full of sharp, loose rubble on their surfaces, and are not fun to walk accross, but it is probably a modern "myth" that this name evolved to evoke the pain of walking on an 'a'a flow.
www.soest.hawaii.edu /GG/HCV/haw_volc.html   (649 words)

 Establishment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument
The area, including the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, the Midway National Wildlife Refuge, the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the Battle of Midway National Memorial, supports a dynamic reef ecosystem with more than 7,000 marine species, of which approximately half are unique to the Hawaiian Island chain.
The Federal land and interests in land reserved includes approximately 139,793 square miles of emergent and submerged lands and waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected.
Native Hawaiian Practices means cultural activities conducted for the purposes of perpetuating traditional knowledge, caring for and protecting the environment, and strengthening cultural and spiritual connections to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands that have demonstrable benefits to the Native Hawaiian community.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2006/06/20060615-18.html   (4044 words)

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