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Introduction to 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.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands / Leeward Islands

Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


The area northwest end of the Hawaiian Island chain has many tiny islands, atolls, reefs, and shoals over a distance of more then 1000 miles.

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
Informatin 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 acivities in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands occurs in the French Frigate Shoals

Resources

Northwest Hawaiian Islands Education Project

NCCOS "Northwestern Hawaiian Islands" Article

Wikipedia "Northwest Hawaiian Islands" Article

Coral Reef Ecosystems of the NW Hawaiian Islands (PDF)

This Pacific Island Has Plastic Pollution

Banks and Seamounts in the NW Islands



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