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  Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary: Maps
Nautical chart of the West Coast of the island of Hawaii and the southeastern-most portion (150 sq.
Nautical chart of the channels between the islands of Moloka`i, Maui, Lana`i and Kaho`olawe, and the central portion (1,043 sq.
Nautical chart of the channels between the islands of O`ahu, Moloka`i, and Lana`i, and the central portion (1,043 sq.
hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov /maps/maps.html   (317 words)

 Hawaiian Volcanoes
Eruptions in the Hawaiian volcanoes are usually preceded by a series of earthquakes which open fissures and allow magma to reach the surface.
Hawaiian flows are considered to issue forth relatively quietly since the lava is quite fluid, and the gases escape readily without the disruption of the lava into ash or cinders.
Channelized flows can also be found within lunar, Martian, and Venusian lava flows and are thought to be an indicator of high discharge rates.
www.solarviews.com /eng/hawaii.htm   (2481 words)

 Hawaiian islands channels - Definition, explanation
Described here are the channels between the islands of Hawai‘i;, arranged from south to north.
The ‘Au‘au Channel is one of the most protected areas of ocean in the Hawaiian Islands, lying between Lāna‘i; and Maui.
This is one of the less trecherous channels between islands in the archipelago, although strong winds and choppy sea conditions are frequent.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/h/ha/hawaiian_islands_channels.php   (263 words)

 Alohacyberian of Hawaii - The Leeward Islands with Keith Martin
The Hawaiian Islands are isolated from the rest of the coral reef ecosystems in the Pacific Ocean.
Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles breed and feed at Pearl and Hermes, and it is a mating area for spinner dolphins.
They return to the island to mate, usually for life, and, thereafter, return to their native island once a year to engage in their elaborate courtship dances and mating rituals.
home.att.net /~hawaii/vLeeward.html   (5775 words)

 Hot spot biogeography
The growth and subsidence of the islands as they pass over the hot spot influences the distances between islands, the climate zones and ecosystems available on the islands, and the evolution of the animal and plant species.
Distances between the older islands are greater now than in the past because of subsidence and landslides, so channels between islands were not always the barriers to species emigration as they appear today.
The high islands have extraordinary biological diversity compared with lower islands, due to elevation, rainfall patterns (which are influenced by elevation), and heterogeneous topography.
www.mbari.org /volcanism/Hawaii/HR-Biogeography.htm   (1013 words)

 Hawaiian Kingdom - Hawaiian Territory
Laysan Island, 800 miles northwest of Honolulu, was annexed to the Hawaiian Kingdom by discovery of Captain John Paty on May 1, 1857, during the reign of His Majesty King Kamehameha IV.
Palmyra Island, a cluster of low islets, 1,100 miles southwest of Honolulu, was taken possession of by Captain Zenas Bent on April 15, 1862, and proclaimed as Hawaiian Territory during the reign of His Majesty King Kamehameha IV, as per "By Authority" notice in the "Polynesian" newspaper of June 21, 1862.
The Islands comprising the domain of the Hawaiian Kingdom are located in the Pacific Ocean between 5º and 23º north latitude and 154º and 178º west longitude.
www.hawaiiankingdom.org /hawn-territory.shtml   (223 words)

 Hawaiian Telcom: local - long distance - internet - wireless - yellow pages
Hawaiian Telcom is led by a strong, seasoned team with a wealth of telecommunications and other specialized expertise.
Hawaiian Telcom has about 1,841 employees, with operations that serve all of the major Hawaiian Islands.
She was born and raised in Hawai'i and has more than 20 years of human resource experience with large companies and specialized experience in change management, leadership and organization development, collaborative strategic planning, and training and development.
www.hawaiiantel.com /AboutUs.htm   (704 words)

Hawaiian chiefs had traditionally clashed over land and the resources of the sea, but many of their disputes were settled in ritualized combat, which resulted in relatively few casualties.
While native Hawaiians almost invariably suffered as their homeland underwent its transformations, it is also true that the Hawaiian culture greatly affected the attitudes and perspectives of many immigrant groups.
The Hawaiian legend of the King of Ku-ai-he-lani is similar to the western tale of Cinderella; and Au-ke-le recalls Rip Van Winkle, or perhaps Odysseus.
www.everyculture.com /multi/Ha-La/Hawaiians.html   (6715 words)

 About Maui
According to legend, the demi-god Maui raised all the Hawaiian Islands from the sea.
The population is diverse, with many ethnic groups having originally arrived in the islands to work sugar cane and pineapple plantations from countries of the Western Pacific rim.
Maui is a leading whale-watching center in the Hawaiian Islands due to the fact that many Humpback whales winter in the sheltered Hawaiian islands channels between the islands of Maui county.
www.mauidforever.com /about-maui-hawaii.php   (1398 words)

 Cultural History of Three Traditional Hawaiian Sites (Chapter 1)
Except for certain wide and dangerous channels that limited communication in some directions, the earliest inhabitants were able to voyage among most islands of the group with relative ease by paddling or sailing canoes.
The larger islands of the Hawaiian chain comprise the emerged summits of a 1,600-mile-long northwest-southeast trending range of volcanic mountains resting on the Pacific Plate.
Erosion is usually greater on the windward side of the islands where the greatest amounts of rain fall, causing the formation of steep valleys and cliffs, often cut by permanent streams.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/kona/history1.htm   (788 words)

 Evolution and Island Hopping
The plants and animals that inhabit each new island have arrived mainly from the adjacent older volcanic islands, although the ancestors of all originally arrived as waifs from distant continents.
At other times, the journey down the island chain is long and difficult, because the volcanoes are widely spaced, and because the channels are wide, such as between Kauai and Oahu.
The elevation of the islands is decreased by as much as 7,000 feet in the first million years.
hvo.wr.usgs.gov /volcanowatch/1995/95_08_18.html   (867 words)

 About Holopuni OC3 Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes
Holopuni- which in Hawaiian means "to sail everywhere" is the original name Nick Beck gave to the 3 man outrigger canoe in which he set out to explore the coastal areas of each of the Hawaiian Islands.
The "Holopuni OC-3" is the three person, 30' Hawaiian outrigger canoe that has evolved over the past 20 years to meet the many challenging needs for paddling, sailing and camping in the wide variety of conditions found in Hawaiian waters.
The "Holopuni OC-3 and the OC-3/Sail" are the three person, 30' Hawaiian outrigger canoes that have evolved over the past 20 years to meet the many challenging needs for paddling, sailing and camping in the wide variety of conditions found in Hawaiian waters.
www.holopunicanoes.com /about.html   (500 words)

The Hawaiian mantle plume is located beneath the Pacific plate, which is moving to the west-north-west, hence the Hawaiian Islands get older to the west-northwest.
In the west, on the islands of Isabela and Fernandina, large volcanoes with an "inverted soup-bowl" morphology and deep calderas occur.
The Hawaiian volcanoes, which are the largest on Earth and much larger than the largest of the Galapagos volcanoes, are more similar to the shields of the eastern Galapagos volcanoes.
epsc.wustl.edu /geochronology/galapagos.htm   (2035 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
No export duty or charges shall be imposed in the Hawaiian Islands, or in the United States, upon any of the articles proposed to be admitted into the ports of the United States or the ports of the Hawaiian Islands free of duty under the first and second articles of this convention.
The decline of the native Hawaiian element in the presence of newer and sturdier growths must be accepted as an inevitable fact, in view of the teachings of ethnological history.
A Hawaiian homestead set for the benefit of actual American settlers, with remission of taxation during the time necessary to establish new plantations on a paying basis, might be in turn supplemented in the United States by voluntarily organized emigration schemes and cooperative aid to bona fide settlers.
www.kohala.net /blount/blountfiles/145to174.txt   (10190 words)

 Channels of the Hawaiian Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In an archipelago like the Hawaiian Islands the water between islands is typically called a channel or passage.
The Alalakeiki Channel separates the islands of Kahoolawe and Maui.
This is one of the less treacherous channels between islands in the archipelago, although strong winds and choppy sea conditions are frequent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawaiian_islands_channels   (429 words)

 Hawaiian Cultural Heritage
Native Hawaiians continue to maintain their strong cultural ties to the land and sea and continue to understand the importance of managing the islands and waters as inextricably connected to one another (Beckwith 1951; Lili‘uokalani 1978).
Likewise, channels between islands were also given names and served as connections between islands, as well as a reminder to their larger oceanic history and identity.
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.
hawaiireef.noaa.gov /heritage/welcome.html   (850 words)

 Hawaiian Airlines : Contract of Carriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Area No. 1: means all of the North and South American continents and the islands adjacent thereto; Greenland, Bermuda, the West Indies and the islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Hawaiian Islands (including Midway and Palmyra).
Area No. 2 means all of Europe (including that part of the Russian Republic in Europe) and the islands adjacent thereto; Iceland, the Azores, all of Africa and the islands adjacent thereto; Ascension Island; that part of Asia lying west of and including Iran, Islamic Republic of.
Area No. 3 means all of Asia and the islands adjacent thereto except that portion included in area no. 2; all of the East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and the islands adjacent thereto; the islands of the Pacific Ocean except those included in area no. 1.
www.hawaiianair.com /flightinfo/icoc/carriage_rule.asp?cr=00001   (2910 words)

 Cultural History of Three Traditional Hawaiian Sites (Chapter 1)
Little is known about the earliest Hawaiian population, but because of their Polynesian background as fishermen and agriculturalists, during this formative time settlement probably began along the coastlines near rich fishing grounds.
During the early colonization period in the islands, Hawaiian society probably remained structured along the lines of its ancestral concept of hereditary chieftainship, with settlers organized into corporate descent groups.
The political history of all the major islands during the final two centuries prior to European contact comprised constant attempts by ruling chiefs to extend their domains through conquest and annexation of lands, with campaigns often extending beyond the borders of individual islands.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/kona/history1b.htm   (2702 words)

 Channel Modifications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
ODIFICATIONS OF In their 1978 report, Timbol and Maciolek identified channel modification as a significant factor contributing to the degradation of stream biological quality in the Hawaiian Islands Six types of channel modifications were distinguished.
Environmental commentary is difficult because of the lack of definitive information on the effects of channelization either on total stream ecology or on individual native species.
The effects of such lined channels on the quality and quantity of fauna upstream (i.e., effects on migration) or on the downstream environment (e.g., heating) are unknown.
www.hawaii.edu /hsrc/home/chmod.htm   (283 words)

 NWHI May-June 2006 Expedition
These channels leading to the deeper parts of the ocean allow larger, pelagic animals to approach the atolls and its abundant life with ease.
In Hawaiian culture, there is the belief that certain elements of nature can be channels for the Gods to manifest themselves.
The kahala itself was associated with the chiefs, with a Hawaiian proverb that says “it went straight to the mouth of the kahala,” meaning that something went straight to the chief (Titcomb).
www.hawaiianatolls.org /research/June2006/aumakua.php   (1146 words)

With an area of 728 square miles (1,886 square km), the island is the second largest of the Hawaiian chain (after
A 14th-century Hawaiian chief, Piilani, built the island's largest stone temple, Piilanihale Heiau (still extant), and an extensive road system.
In 1795 the island fell to Kamehameha I. In the early 1820s both whalers and missionaries began to arrive.
www.hawaii.edu /geog_mr/geog122online/01-islands/maui.htm   (272 words)

 The Dolphin Institute - Whale Participate: Location
The waters we have chosen as our study site are relatively shallow and are host to one of the highest concentrations of humpback whales in the Hawaiian Islands.
Recognizing the importance of the Hawaiian Islands as a major habitat of humpback whales, Federal Public Law 102-587 of the Oceans Act of 1992 was signed into law establishing the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
In 1998 Hawaii Governor Benjamin Cayetano gave State approval for designated waters around the Hawaiian Islands to be included in the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
www.dolphin-institute.org /whale_participation/location.htm   (196 words)

 Mars Odyssey Mission THEMIS: Feature Image: Lava Channels on a Volcano
But the channels lie on the slopes of Ascraeus Mons, a gigantic volcano, and scientists are looking more to lava flows for a source than to water.
Ascraeus is a shield volcano, built like the Hawaiian islands from countless thin sheets of runny lava.
Here the colors show a broad, dust-covered surface (blue), cut by channels whose sides contain a mix of rocks and dust (yellow).
themis.asu.edu /feature_lavachannels   (330 words)

 2004/07/13 - Hawaiian Airlines Gets Personal With digEplayer In-Flight Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Hawaiian will be the first airline to offer the digEplayer on transpacific flights.
Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America.
Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to Sydney, American Samoa and Tahiti.
www.hawaiianair.com /about/corporate/NewsRelease/Section_385.asp   (583 words)

 NWHI: About: Midway Atoll
Midway, the best known of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), is a circular-shaped atoll with three small islets (Sand, Eastern, and Spit) on the southern end of a lagoon.
It was clear that Midway’s geographical position as a “stepping tone across the Pacific” made the island a critical link in cable communications (1903) and as an early transpacific Panamerican seaplane stop (1935).
Two species of seagrasses are found at Midway, one of which is a Hawaiian endemic, and the second species is one not previously recorded from the Hawaiian Islands.
www.hawaiianatolls.org /about/midway.php   (1049 words)

 SSM/I Windspeed Composite - Hawaiian Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The frontal zone to the northwest of the islands is sandwiched in between two high-pressure zones (left overlay).
For example, to the west of the big island of Hawaii there is a small blue spot.
South of the islands, fled-out areas on the windspeed image are areas of rain-contamination.
www.nrlmry.navy.mil /sat_training/ssmi_composites/hawaii/index.html   (1289 words)

 The Formation of the Hawaiian Islands
    The aging of the islands with distance from the current hot spot is demonstrated in the diagram below, where distance along the chain is approximated as distance away from Kilauea volcano (the youngest above-sea-level Hawaiian volcano).
The Hawaiian Islands are believed to be formed from one such 'hot spot'.
This, combined with erosion of the islands once active volcanism stops, leads to a shrinking of the islands with age and their eventual submergence below the ocean surface.
www.soest.hawaii.edu /GG/HCV/haw_formation.html   (845 words)

 Hawaiin Chieftain
The Hawaiian Chieftain Shows the influence of these early packet designs but built out of steel in a modern ship building style of construction and outfitted with modern conveniences and features.
Hawaiian Chieftain is a 65' L.O.D. steel-constructed 64 - Ton displacement topsail ketch of classic proportions.
The vessel was originally designed as a 65' trading packet for use between the Hawaiian Islands.
www.historicalseaport.org /HawaiianChieftain.htm   (648 words)

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