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    • Masked Boobies with Chick

    • Masked Boobies with Chick
    • Birds; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Masked boobies with their chick on Tern Island at Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
    • Reef Scene at Tern Island

    • Reef Scene at Tern Island
    • Marine environments; Underwater photography; Fishes; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • An underwater shot of a reef at Tern Island in Kanemiloha'i/French Frigate Shoals on the Hawaiian Island National Wildlife Refuge. The extensive coral reefs found in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - truly the rainforests of the...
    • Laysan Island

    • Laysan Island
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • Laysan's ring of sandy dunes surrounds a 100-acre hypersaline interior lake, a feature unique to the Hawaiian Archipelago, and rare in the Pacific as a whole.
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll

    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • The atoll boast the highest rate of reef fish that are unique to the Hawaiian Archipelago, with 62% of fish species out of a total 174 species.
    • White-tipped Reef Sharks

    • White-tipped Reef Sharks
    • Underwater photography; Fishes; Marine environments; Islands;
    • Divers happened upon 15 white-tipped reef sharks sleeping next to the northwest seawall, where there are usually only one to three white-tips indicating that it may have been mating season for the sharks. The sharks were photographed in...
    • Lobster at Tern Island

    • Lobster at Tern Island
    • Marine environments; Wildlife refuges; Islands; Crustaceans;
    • A lobster peeks out from its shelter in a reef near Tern Island. The extensive coral reefs found in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - truly the rainforests of the sea - are home to over 7,000 marine species, one quarter of which...
    • Laysan Island

    • Laysan Island
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • Laysan previously harbored 5 unique species, of which two still survive, the Laysan duck and the Laysan finch. In addition, 2 million seabirds nest here.
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll

    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • The islets at Pearl and Hermes Atoll provide dry land for monk seals, green turtles, and a multitude of seabirds, with 16 species breeding here.
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll

    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll is a large atoll with several small islets such as the ones shown here, forming a total of 96 acres of land surrounded by over 300,000 acres of coral reef habitat.

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