Molokini Atoll Island

Molokini atoll was formed about 15,000 years ago, to break out of the crater with lava. Within this natural rocky crescent are found more than 250 species of fish and 38 species of coral, which are no longer found throughout the Pacific Ocean.06 more images after the break...

On the island there is absolutely no ground, and around towering cliffs just silent. That is why the surrounding waters and are considered the cleanest in all the Hawaiian Islands. Molokini atoll itself rises only 50 meters above the water surface, and its surface is seen only sparse vegetation so noisy colony krasnogrudyh frigates, which in the absence of predators (here live only a few dozen rabbits) nest on its cliffs to save wilderness guide of Hawaii in 1987 a special resolution of the prohibition of people landing on the atoll of Molokini.

Compared to other Hawaiian islands, the visibility under water off the coast of Molokini up to 50 meters, and the water itself is unusually clean and clear. For 50 years, this heavenly atoll with emerald waters used for training military aircraft bombing the U.S. Navy. Bombed this tropical paradise on the conscience of Americans, and as a result of a multi-ton iron threw all of the surrounding area around the atoll.

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