Hanauma Bay, Honolulu 1978

Childs, Iraphne R. (1978) Hanauma Bay, Honolulu 1978. [Image]

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Hanauma Bay, in the southeastern corner of the island of Oahu, is the flooded crater, open to the ocean, of a volcanic tuffcone. Part of the Honolulu volcanics, the violent explosions which created Hanuma Bay began approx. 100,000 years ago. This image shows the side of the crater wall, coral reefs inside the crater and the popular white sand (brought in from outside) beach. Hanauma Bay was declared a marine sanctuary in 1967 and the rich coral reefs inside the crater now provide excellent snorkelling and scuba diving.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: volcanic crater; beaches; coral reefs
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHanauma Bay
URI: https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au//id/eprint/176
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