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Hawaii’s Papahanaumokuakea marine sanctuary named U.N. World Heritage site



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Papahanaumokuaukea Marine National Monument photo gallery
Photos courtesy NOAA


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A school of Galapagos sharks at Maro Reef. Photo: James Watt/SeaPics

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Tons of discarded fishnets enter Papahanaumokuakea annually, and must be removed. Photo: Jacob Asher/NOAA

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Hawaiian monk seal at Gardner Pinnacles. Photo: James Watt/SeaPics

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The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea sailing Papahanaumokuakea in 2004. Photo: Naalehu Anthony

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Laysan Island, and its hypersaline lake. Photo: Andy Collins/NOAA

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Hawaiian green sea turtle at Papahanaumokuakea. Photo: James Watt/SeaPics

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Kure Atoll, the most northwest land feature of the Hawaiian Island archipelago. Photo: RJ Shallenberger/USFWS/SeaPics

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Cultural site on Mokumanamana. The island has the largest concentration of cultural sites in Hawaii, with 34 documented heiau. Photo: Andy Collins/NOAA

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NOAA tags large predators such as shark and jacks for tracking purposes and to gain knowledge on how to protect the animals. Photo: Andy Collins/NOAA

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Omilu at Maro Reef. Photo: James Watt/SeaPics

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Spinner dolphins at Papahanaumokuakea. Photo: James Watt/SeaPics

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White tern at Midway Atoll. Photo: James Watt/SeaPics


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