Rarely Seen: Mokumanamana

Designated as a National Monument, access to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, including Mokumanamana pictured here, is extremely limited and rarely seen. Only those with a permit for research, education, conservation, native Hawaiian practices, and a few other special ocean uses get this view.

Mokumanamana is the second island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, about 450 miles from the island of Oahu. Also known as Necker Island, it is just more than 40 acres square. Mokumanamana has 55 cultural places packed into that space, ranging from religious to shelter.

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