The Kure Atoll is located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands where far fewer people go than the main islands of Hawaii. This special place is part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
From the Photographer:
“Very little marine debris washes up in this area. “
Photo taken June 28, 2004 by Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NMFS/OPR, from NOAA’s Sanctuaries collection.