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About the Northwest Hawaiian Islands

General information, photos, facts, and an introduction to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a remote archipelago also known as the leeward islands of Hawaii. See also more about Hawaii's Islands and iye Hawaii Travel Guide.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands / Leeward Islands

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The Pacific Ocean area northwest of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii has many tiny islands, atolls, reefs, and shoals over a distance of more then 1000 miles.

General Information about the NW Hawaiian Islands
Includes facts, maps pictures, and online resources related to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.

Northwest Hawaiian Islands by Name
Includes photos and information about French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, Kure Atoll, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, Maro Reef, Midway Atoll, Necker Island, Nihoa, Pearl and Hermes Atoll, and Tern Island.

Northwest Hawaiian Islands by Location
Information about all of the northwest Hawaiian Islands organized by location from Northwest to Southeast.

Map of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands
A map published by the United States Geological Survey of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, from the Big Island of Hawaii in the south to Kure Island in the North.

2014 Northwest Hawaiian Islands Expedition
Photos and articles about the Bishop Museum expedition through the Northwest Hawaiian islands August 14 2016 through February 26, 2017.

PIFSC Marine Turtle Research Program (MTRP)
Systematic, nighttime, month-long surveys of nesting turtles on East Island were carried out every year beginning in 1973 as part of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's Marine Turtle Research Program. The MTRP also carried out brief daytime surveys of green turtles on nine of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands including East Island and Tern Island in the French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, Southeast Island in the Pearl and Hermes Atollk, Sand Island and Eastern Island at Midway Atoll, and Green Island and Sand Island in the Kure Atoll. STudies indicated that 85% of green turtle nesting activities in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands occurs in the French Frigate Shoals

A to Z Guide to the NW Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands

Southeast Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Islands in the Pacific

Hawaii for Visitors

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