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Wetlands of Hawaii - Punaluu Beach (Paperback) Loot Price: R179
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Wetlands of Hawaii - Punaluu Beach (Paperback): Books Llc
Wetlands of Hawaii - Punaluu Beach (Paperback): Books Llc

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Chapters: Punaluu Beach. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 41. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Punaluu Beach (also called Black Sand Beach) is a beach between Phala and Nlehu on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. This volcanic activity is in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Punaluu is frequented by endangered Hawksbill and Green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand. The swimming area is very rocky, and it can be dangerous to swim. The beach also has a large amount of underground fresh water that flows in it. This fresh water is very cold and looks almost like gasoline mixing with the water. Legend has it that in the time of drought, the early Hawaiians living in the area would dive underwater with a jug to get their fresh water. Taking black sand and volcanic rocks from the area is prohibited. Local tradition says that if any volcanic rock or black sand from Punaluu Beach is taken away from Hawaii, that the person that took it will be cursed by the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele until it is returned. While purportedly an ancient Hawaiian belief, historians can trace this legend only to the mid twentieth century, and it is widely believed to have been invented by park rangers to keep visitors from taking rocks. Nevertheless, the lobby of Klauea Military Camp (now a vacation area for military personnel) has a cabinet displaying rocks returned by people attempting to atone for the bad luck that has befallen them, and letters describing their predicaments. Russ Apple may have been the originator of Pele myth; as National Park Service Pacific historian and 30 year veteran of the National Park Service, Apple was instrumental...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=86383


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-67353-9
Barcode: 9781156673539
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-67353-4

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