Punaluu black sand beach, Hawaii 1980

Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Punaluu black sand beach, Hawaii 1980. [Image]

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Punaluu Bay on the southeastern Puna 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 sand. Once the site of a major traditional Hawaiian settlement, and then a sugar port, Punaluu is now a refuge for green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles and is a popular tourist spot. This image shows the black sands, cocount palm-lined beach and a surfer on the bay.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: beaches; sand; coconut palms
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or Town
United States of AmericaHawaiiPunaluu
URI: https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au//id/eprint/358
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