Punaluu bay lava coast, Hawaii 1980
Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Punaluu bay lava coast, Hawaii 1980. [Image]
Punaluu Bay, on the southeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, has a famous black-sand beach formed when molten lava reached the ocean, cooled rapidly and exploded into tiny black fragments that make up the black sand. Once the site of a major traditional Hawaiian settlement, and then a sugar port, Punaluu is now a popular tourist spot and is a refuge for green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles. The Bay waters are fed by a freshwater spring which makes the water cold. This image shows the western part of the bay where the lava flow reached the sea but little black sand has formed.
|Collection:||Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2013 13:03|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2014 19:38|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.|
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