Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) – Part 1

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Papahānaumokuākea

Marine National Monument

(Northwestern Hawaiian Islands)

Research Worksheet

– Part 1

Background:

1. What are some geological features in the NWHIs?

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2. If the NWHIs were laid across the continental United States, what distance would they cover?

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3. About how many species live in the NWHIs? What might explain the high occurrence of endemic species (found no where else)?

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4. What were at least two uses of the NWHIs by the ancient Polynesians?

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Island Information:

5. What is the name of the NWHI you will study in more depth?

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6. Describe the geography of the island (e.g., physical features, size).

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7. Describe the history of the human use of the island.

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8. List at least 6 organisms that live on or in the waters surrounding this island.

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Slideshow Organization:

Complete this section after you make your Food Web in Part 2.

Slides (picture) Story board (information about)

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