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

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

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  • Mauka-Makai Trail From Visitor Center to 'Ai'opio Fishtrap Closed Aug 11-22nd

    Due to the unforeseen weather conditions of Hurricane Iselle, the trail maintenance project will be extended an additional week from Aug 18-22nd. Please contact the Park Visitor Center at (808) 326-9057 for additional information.

Invertebrates

banded coral shrimp
Banded coral shrimp are colorful residents of the park's tide pools.
Bryan Harry photo
 

The invertebrates found in our park come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes! Hermit crabs and snails abound in the rocky tidepool areas. The coral polyps live together in colonies joining together to make the coral reefs. Reef inhabitants include sea cucumbers, sea urchins and sea slugs. In the anchialine ponds, tiny red shrimp can be found grazing on algae. Above you, butterflies, dragonflies and other insects fly through the air. All of the different habitats in the park have some type of invertebrate living there.

Did You Know?

Canoe sailing in Honaunau Bay

Did you know Polynesian explorers navigated across the Pacific Ocean using the stars, wind and wave patterns and seabirds to guide across the sea safely to their destination.