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    The Hawaiian Islands are an incredible place to visit and explore. I have visited there twice now, and the sights are amazing. This assignment came up right after I got back from my last trip, and one thing that had my interest while I was there was the islands’ formations. Flying in the first time, I enjoyed being able to see the islands come into view after being over water for 6 hours. Doing snorkeling adventures, I visited Molokini Crater. While going to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor I could

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    Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, the capital of the Hawaiian islands, is a magnificent island with amazing sights. Have you ever wanted to visit this island? Have you ever thought about taking a vacation there? Many people dream of going. They go there for vacations, weddings, honeymoons, or even just to see the true beauty of the island. This is truly a magnificent place to visit. The islands are located in the Pacific Ocean. They are part of the North American continent. “Hawaii is the only

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    Geology of the Hawaiian Island Chain The chain of Hawaiian Islands formed as the Pacific plate moved over a hot spot in the mantle of the Earth. The plate slowly moves northwestward at a rate of about 32 miles per million years. The northwestern islands are older and generally smaller due to prolonged exposure and erosion. Plate tectonics, types of volcanoes, hot spots, and sea mounts, are all an important part of the geology of the hawaiian island chain. Plate tectonics is a theory that Earth’s

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    Hawaiian Island Plumes

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    plumes is the Hawaiian Island. The Hawaiian Island it said that its formed right in the middle of an Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, during the time that the Hawaiian Island had formed, there was a lot of studies to do because scientist had no idea of how it could be possible for an island to form in the middle of a plate away from its boundaries. A scientist, Wilson, “suggested in the 1960’s that the convection in the underling mantle produced what we now know as a hot spot, and that the islands arose from

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    Mauna Kea Essay

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    Development of Mauna Kea! Over six million years ago, Niihau, the eldest of the the Hawaiian islands was born. That was only the beginning of the formation. Today, the island of Hawaii is the youngest island of them all, and is still forms till this day. Hawaii island is also to Mauna Kea. National Geographic states that “Mauna Kea, one of six volcanoes that have formed the island of Hawaii...” this is important to the Hawaiian culture because without Mauna Kea natives would not have land to live on. It

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    Night Marchers Myths

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    its sacred places, lies the spirits of life and death. There are many well known myths and legends in the island of Hawaii, but what most people don 't realize, is that those myths and legends are altered everyday. Huaka‘i po, or as today known as the Night Marchers, are ancient Hawaiian spirits, who still roam the tropics till this very day. My family is very familiar with the Hawaiian stories and beliefs, but the story that fascinated all of us, were the stories of the Night Marchers. A well

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    the side of a volcano? On The Big Island of Hawaii, people can experience this during their vacation at KMC, a military camp located near the volcano Kilauea. There are currently three active volcanoes in the state of Hawaii, all of them being on or very close to the Big Island. Mauna Loa is the oldest of them, Kilauea is the most active, and Loihi is so young in comparison to the others that it hasn’t even breached the ocean’s surface. As of 2017, The Big Island is home to a population of 186,738

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    but the influx of invasive species grew over time, and it became a dangerous slippery slope. Species that were once alienated poured into Hawaii and destroyed indigenous species that had been native to Hawaii for a very long time. Since then, the Hawaiian people and advocates of removing invasive plants and animals have banded together to help remove these species. There has been a great global effort to remove invasive species in all places, but the hasty spread of them has made it almost impossible

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    From the 1st through the 15th of August of 2015 my family and I took a much needed vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. We went to both Oahu and Hawaii (which is often referred to as “The Big Island”). I remember I was really excited to go, who wouldn’t be? However, I was not excited to fly the better half of a day to make it to my awaiting tropical oasis. I had to get up around 4:30 in the morning to make it to my flight to San Francisco, California, where I had a five hour layover to my connecting

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    Xenophobia In Hawaiians

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    The Hawaiian Islands has this image of being the perfect vacation destination for people all around the world. The island’s welcoming “aloha” culture is very popular and spoken of around the world. Yet, lately not only native Hawaiians live there, many tourists visit all year long and many families and businessmen decided to move and live there as well. This makes the island diversified and multicultural. Through the years, many waves of immigrations took place and more non-locals began living in

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    The annexation of the Hawaiian islands was not supported by the natives, but it by many powerful and rich foreigners. In secret, they formed a committee and plotted to overthrow the monarchy. To quell any uprisings, they solicited the aid of the United States Marines, since they did not possess enough power to stop it themselves. With Queen Liliuokalani out of office, they were one step closer to their goal of annexation. The US was not totally innocent when it comes to the annexation of Hawaii

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    How Did Hawaii Change

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    1778 during his third voyage into the Pacific. About 1,300 years earlier, the Polynesians first settled on the island of Hawaii. The rest of the Hawaiian islands- Kahoolawe, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau- were then settled into 300 years later at about 900 A.D. It was not until the Tahitians arrived that the islands were individually ruled by a high priest and the Hawaiians began to believe in gods and demigods. During this time, social class, the art of hula, and the sport of surfing

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    Haleakalā National Park is a park in Maui, Hawaii. Maui is the second largest island out of the Hawaiian Islands. To get to the park you would have to fly, or go on a cruise. The park is at the southeastern part of the island. It is surrounded by lots of other parks, but Haleakalā is the prettiest. Haleakalā has two districts. There is the Summit district and the Coastal district. The Summit district is where Haleakalā Volcano. Another name for the volcano is the East Maui Volcano. In

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    be able to visit you in North America for quite sometime, because I will be on the Hawaiian Islands for at least 3 more years. These past 10 months away have been quite enjoyable. There are groves of coconut trees spiraled up and interlaced which looked like concrete pillars. I especially adore the crisp salty sensation in the air and the aquamarine clear ocean which looks like glass. The homes that the Hawaiians live in were simple they are made from dry grass and long thick sticks. During my stay

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    The Galapagos penguin is one of the banded penguins. The Galapagos islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild. Galapagos penguins survive from the cool temperatures of the Humboldt Current and cool waters brought by the Cromwell Current. The Galapagos penguins are close to the African penguins. Galapagos penguins are the smallest banded penguins, and they have no subspecies. Also, the Galapagos penguins are the third smallest

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    Mount Fuji Research Paper

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    Introduction Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan standing at 12385 feet (3776 m) and is located on the main island Honshu 62 miles (100 km) southwest of Tokyo. It has a 78 miles circumference and a 25-30 miles in diameter around the base with a 1600 feet diameter crater. The mountain is surrounded by five lakes, Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Saiko, Lake Motosuko, Lake Shojiko. The conic stratovolcano lies above a complex tectonic area known as the “Fossa Magna” which is the collision

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    Mauna Kea Imagine the most breath- taking view. Do you think you could ever stop looking? If there was one place I 'd like to go, it would be Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is a shield/ hotspot volcano located on the Big Island of Hawaii. I want to go to Mauna Kea because of the beautiful summit, exciting topography, as well as the otherworldly drive up and down the mountain. At the Summit of Mauna Kea, you are about 14,000 feet above sea level. At night, you feel as if you are surrounded by

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    On 7:52 Japanese had launched a wave of fighter planes had invaded the Hawaiian island Oahu and had a successful surprise attack. This attack had killed many soldiers in Hawaii and many innocent people around the island. These planes had bombarded the Oahu island everywhere causing a riot and a successful assault. The American people were unprepared for the attack due to the new lieutenant who thought that the Japanese fighter planes were B17s were to arrive at the mainland and because of this the

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    commercializing the excitement for all areas of business. Hawaii is one of the most populated area in terms of tourism. Certain factors such as temperature, and resources make Hawaii amazing, but the entertainment provided from the culture itself makes the “Hawaiian experience.” There are over a hundred things to do in Hawaii. For my research paper, I am going to tell you all the things that you can do in Hawaii ranging from activities that deal with water to celebrating Hawaii’s special events. Hawaii has an

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    Among the great islands of Hawaii there was a prophecy foretold by one of the highest ranking Kapunas. This Kapuna stated that when a comet lit the Hawaiian sky, that year a baby boy would be born, and this baby would be the one to move the great Naha stone that sat on the Hilo side of the Big Island, and he would be the killer of kings and finally unite the Hawaiian island chain under one throne. Thus the year Halley’s comet made an appearance over the Hawaiian islands in the year 1758 a boy

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