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After Dark in the Park Video Archives - April 24 2012

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April 24th, 2012 - "Hawaiian Native Flowers: A Celebration of the Unique"

In 1987, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). This year we celebrate 25 years as a World Heritage Site and present a series of special After Dark in the Park programs. Join USGS Botanist, Linda Pratt for the story of Hawai'i's amazing and beautiful native flowering plants. Isolated by thousands of miles of ocean and cut off from the rest of the world for thousands of generations, Hawai`i boasts one of the highest rates of endemic species with almost 90% of these native flowers found nowhere else on earth.

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Did You Know?

`a`a flowing over an older flow of pahoehoe.

The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.