• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Anchialine Pools

Two anchialine pools
Two small anchialine pooles adjoin the heiau at 'Ai'opio fishtrap.
NPS photo
 

Anchialine pools found near the shoreline are a very important habitat for some very cool critters. Although these pools appear to have no direct connection with the ocean, their hydrologic connection to ground water and the sea can be seen as pool water levels rise and fall with ocean tides. A small yet distinctive number of species inhabit the pools, including crustaceans, mollusks and the 'opae'ula, a small endemic species of red shrimp.







Did You Know?

fruit on the noni tree

Did you know, the noni tree was brought by the early Polynesians and was used as a medicinal tonic to treat digestive problems. Today, noni juice can be bought in many health food stores throughout the country.