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The World’s Largest Protected Marine Area Is Right Here In Hawaii And It’s Breathtaking

The Hawaiian Islands consist of eight major islands and more than 120 smaller, uninhabited islands, atolls, islets, and underwater seamounts, extending more than 1,500 miles from Hawaii Island in the south to the Kure Atoll. It is not only the most isolated population center on earth but also home to the largest protected marine area in the world – the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

This expansion is a huge win for Hawaii – and environmental conservation across the world. Not to mention, the waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument are simply breathtaking.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.