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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park Video Archives - June 28 2011

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Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument: From the Mountain to the Sea

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, yet few visitors to Hawai`i even know of its existence. Join Jennifer Nelson, graduate from the University of Hawai`i and summer program educator for Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo as she takes us on an odyssey through the Northwestern Hawaiian Island Chain. Learn about efforts to protect this marine national monument and the Native Hawaiian cultural connections to the land and sea.


Did You Know?

The Kamehameha Butterfly is orange and black, with white spots.

Only two butterflies found in Hawai`i are native. The Kamehameha Butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) is Hawai`i's state insect, brightly colored, and larger than the Blackburn's blue (Udara blackburni).